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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Buffalo
by Shy Guy Shawn,posted Jan 14 2010 8:23AM
This past week was legendary for the city of Buffalo.
As you surely have heard by now, "Extreme Makeover : Home Edition" were in town the past week and the response they got was incredible!
All in all the amount of total volunteers that assisted in the destroying, rebuilding and decorating of the Powell home on Massachussetts Ave in the West Side of Buffalo rounds out to about 5,000! Quite possibly the most people to have ever volunteered and to have taken part in an 'Extreme Makeover' project in the shows history!
If you were one of these volunteers then im guessing you had one of the experiences of a lifetime.
What started out as a Makeover for the Powell familys home turned into a Makeover for the whole neighborhood. I was told 50 or so houses had some work done this past week thanks in part to the large amount of volunteers!
The 'Big Reveal' went down on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of thousands.
On top of Ty, Paige, and the rest of the usual cast from 'Home Makeover' on hand, we also got to see special celebrity guest Ashanti stop by, along with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, former Buffalo Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gibson, the Buffalo Jills & more!
When all was said and done, it was a week that truly changed Buffalo forever. And here is the footage:
EXTREME MAKEOVER : HOME EDITION (BUFFALO)
The awesome footage you just saw was not shot by cameramen or producers of the ABC show, but was the work of local filmmaker Jim Grimaldi who, along with Americorps, was on-hand to watch and film everything that you just got to see.
The whole ABC produced episode will air shortly after the new year (January 2010) but until then, this is just a small bit of what we can expect until the show comes out.
I'll be honest, because this footage wasnt shot by ABC, im not quite sure how long this will actully be available on the internet. Hopefully its up long enuff for you to have seen it. If it gets pulled for whatever reason in the next couple of days then i will dilligently search for other footage...anything...to show you how remarkable this great city is and the people in it.
Until then though,
Congratulations to Delored Powell and her family, who not only got a new home out of this, but a new car, college scholarships to Canisius for her and her kids....and most importantly...was the inspiration behind reshaping an ENTIRE neighborhood.
Cant wait for the show to air!