Extreme Makeover volunteers won't let cold stop them

Extreme Makeover volunteers won't let cold keep them from helping

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Volunteers also served hot beverages to those working on the new home. Volunteers also served hot beverages to those working on the new home.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Frigid temperatures did not stop volunteers from working overnight at the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build in Knoxville.

Many knew to prepare for the sudden winter blast.

"Lots of layers and drinking a lot of coffee," said volunteer Kasey Fleming.

"I got some boots on, multiple layers, about four or five layers of clothing," said volunteer Evan Bohn. "Definitely space heaters behind me, and gloves for the hands are key."

Volunteers also served hot beverages to those working on the new home being built for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road.

A small fire was built near the site as another source of heat.

Most of the volunteers say the cold weather does not bother them.

"No, not really," said volunteer Brian Isham. "I forgot to put on some layers, and as long as you keep busy and carrying stuff around and helping out, it keeps you warm."

Despite the cold, all the volunteers we spoke with say helping the Watsons is their main objective.

"It gets a little tedious sometimes, really cold, but it's worth it in the end," Bohn said.

Volunteers also passed out hand warmers.

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