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ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, May Benefit Community Storehouse

Glint Adv - December 8, 2008 - 0 comments

The nationally watched reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, will be helping a family in Keller. This event will be located on the same road as one of Glint Advertising’s non-profit clients, “Community Storehouse.” Wall Homes, the builder that will be constructing the home, has partnered with Community Storehouse to help bring awareness to their organization and help them raise funds to find land and build a facility during this event.

Community Storehouse is a faith-based non-profit relief agency established in 1982 to serve the children in our community. Focused on providing basic needs, they help guarantee success in school and make graduation possible for children in the Keller and Northwest Independent School districts. During times of crisis they intervene to accommodate the needs of children. These needs include but, are not limited to: medical/dental care, eye care, prescriptions, school supplies, food, clothing, shelter, utilities, and counseling.

“Wall Homes’ commitment to being involved in the community is reconfirmed daily because of organizations like Community Storehouse. We are blessed to have the desire and ability to support the children and those who need help in our neighborhoods through the leadership of Community Storehouse.” Says, Erin Kolp, PR director, Wall Homes.

Please join us in our support by helping them find a building or land for future development or by making a tax-deductible donation at

Go online at communitystorehouse/extreme to learn more about this partnership. You can also contact Barbara Board, Executive Director for Community Storehouse at (817) 431-3340 or email her at

More about the Event: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build house for family in Keller

KELLER — ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has notified the Augustin family of Keller, Texas, that they have been selected as the recipients of a new home to be built for them at no cost by hundreds of volunteers in just seven days. The new Augustin home replaces an irreparably flood-damaged dwelling the family was forced to leave last year.

ABC’s Emmy-award winning hit reality show selected the Augustins as part of its current “Heroes in the Community” season. Amber Augustin founded the non-profit “Tiny Works of Heart” and Peter Augustin, a proud advocate for Amber’s foundation, also dedicates his time to Habitat for Humanity.

It was the premature birth of Amber and Peter Augustin’s son, Lane (now four), that inspired the Augustin family to support the March of Dimes, dedicated to the survival of premature babies, and to found “Tiny Works of Heart,” an organization that takes pictures of families and their fragile preemies at local hospitals free-of-charge. Amber, a photographer, provides recipients with treasured memories of their premature babies, many of whom have very brief lives.

To honor their tireless work with “Tiny Works of Heart” and Habitat for Humanity, Amber and Peter were selected to receive the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition house. On Father’s Day of 2007, the Augustin’s home and the garage that served as Amber’s foundation photography studio were flooded. Soon afterward, the family tried to save the house by removing the lower portion of the rotting walls and flooring. Without success, Amber, Peter, and their three children (Cameron, 16; Emily, 11; and Lane, four) were forced to vacate. Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth informed the family that their home of 12 years must be raised more than one foot in order for them to live there again. Unfortunately, costs were prohibitive.

However, through the personal commitment of Wall Homes and their subcontractor base, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and hundreds of volunteers, the Augustin family will soon have a new house on the same lot where their current home still stands. The teams will demolish the building and erect a new one beginning today.

The tentative Build Schedule (all times subject to change):

  • Monday, December 8: Knock Day. Media may arrive at 3:45 p.m. for a press conference with the family at 4 p.m. is planned for approximately
  • at the home site location, 2880 Keller Hicks Road, Keller, TX 76248. Please note: the street will be closed, and security will instruct media members where to park.
  • Wednesday, December 10: Braveheart Walk to kickoff of the build. Media check-in is at 8 a.m.; Braveheart Walk at approximately 9 a.m. Braveheart Speech by Steve Wall will follow the walk, then demolition will begin immediately thereafter.
  • Thursday, December 11: Framing throughout the day, followed by non-stop building for the next several days and nights.
  • Monday, December 15: House Reveal, also known as the time for “Move that Bus!”
  • Tuesday, December 16: Press Conference at new home. Time for Press Conference will be announced later.

Cumulus Media, Inc. is Wall’s primary local broadcast group for the week of the build. Radio listeners can tune into The Ticket-1310AM, The Wolf-99.5FM, The Bone-93.3FM, and KLIF-570AM to get daily updates and hear interviews.

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