Extreme Makeover: Home Edition giving back

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition giving back to other families in need


6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Watson family, who was selected for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build, have given back in a way they might not realize.

After there home was packed up and set for demolition, another group came in and salvaged items for another cause.

"Water heater, some appliances, plumbing fixtures, some assorted wood productions, things like that," said Walter Crouch, president and CEO of Appalachia Service Project.

Appalachia Service Project is a non-profit organization that repairs homes of those in need in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Those in charge of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build allowed them to come in and take whatever they could use to help other families with their homes.

"It's a blessing to us because we have to raise money for every home we fix, and materials we can use," said Crouch. "[This] keeps us from having to do that."

The ASP had more than 30 volunteers come to the site to help get the materials that they needed.

They are not sure if the Watson's are aware parts of the old home are being used for others, but they are glad a project like this can help even more people.
"Thank you for allowing ABC to be part of this and allowing other families and central Appalachia who need it," said ASP volunteer Drew Freeman. "We can stretch our efforts and material, so much further than we have."

Volunteers with ASP will be back once the build is complete because anything not used on the Watson's new home will be donated to their organization.

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