Roane County siblings volunteer early for Extreme Makeover build

Roane County siblings volunteer early for Extreme Makeover build


6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Overnight hundreds of volunteers came out to work on the Watson's new home.

An emergency call for more framers was made Thursday night.

Melinda and Mike Copley, sister and brother from Kingston, heard that call.

"(Mike) got a call from a gentleman who is over the framing saying they needed immediate help, so we just loaded up and we're here," said Melinda Copley.

The siblings were not supposed to come to the build until Saturday.

Mike owns his own construction company called The Honey Do Helper. His sister is one of his employees. They both have experience framing.

"It's nice to go out and show my skills, and what my knowledge is," said Mike Copley.

Both siblings say they do not mind the late hours and frigid temperatures.
"Grew up, up north, on the lake, this is nothing," said Mike Copley, "This is warm."

"I've got panty hose on, two layers of thermals, you know, jeans, three shirts, couple of scarf's, some sweatshirts, gloves, hat," said Melinda Copley.

Even though this brother and sister do not know the Watson family personally, they are ready to do their part in making their dream a reality.

Both plan to continue to help with the build all weekend.    

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