Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Pep Rally for North Central Texas
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Pep Rally
for North Central Texas
Temple-Inland Inc, Texas Association of Builders and Tilson Home Corporation to Host
Pep Rally for Extreme Makeover Volunteers at Southwestern University, Georgetown
Austin, Texas (November 24, 2010) — ABC’s Emmy-winning hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
has selected a North Central Texas family to feature on its award winning show that helps change the lives
of families and inspire remarkable community support. Each week, the show builds a new home for a
deserving family, traveling across the country.
They call to build a home in just one week has been answered by three Austin-based organizations: state-wide
homebuilder Tilson Home Corporation, diversified building products and corrugated packaging
company Temple-Inland Inc.. and the statewide homebuilders trade organization Texas Association of
Builders. The team is calling the project “The Heart of Texas Build.”
The Heart of Texas Build will rely on volunteers and all of North Central Texas is invited to get involved in
this historic event. The team will host a pep rally on Tuesday, November 30th at the Robertson Center on the
Southwestern University campus in Georgetown, to kick off the volunteer effort to help accomplish this
amazing feat for a worthy family. While the exact town and family details won’t be released until the week of
December 6th, volunteers can sign up now to get involved in this community event.
The pep rally will be hosted by Eddie Martin, president of Tilson Homes; Scott Norman, executive director of
the Texas Association of Builders; and, Martha Grissom, spokesperson for Temple-Inland’s building products
group. They’ll be joined by several members of the production team to talk about the show and how people
The Heart of Texas Build team is inviting volunteers from the community to provide their time, support and
resources to help ensure the success of this life-altering project. Interested individuals or companies can find
more information on how to volunteer time and/or resources at www.heartoftexasbuild.com.
Admission to the Pep Rally is free to the public with a suggested donation of non-perishable food items for the
Capital Area Food Bank, who will also be collecting food donations at the makeover site.
For up to the minute information on volunteer needs, design needs, door knock and family announcement, visit
the Heart of Texas Build website at www.heartoftexasbuild.com.
About ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in
its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor.
David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.
About Temple-Inland: Temple-Inland Inc. is a manufacturing company focused on corrugated packaging and building products. The fully
integrated corrugated packaging operation consists of 7 mills, and 60 converting facilities. The building products operation manufactures a
diverse line of building products for new home construction, commercial and repair and remodeling markets. Temple-Inland’s address on the
World Wide Web is www.templeinland.com.
About Texas Association of Builders: Founded in 1946, the Texas Association of Builders is an affiliate of the National Association of Home
Builders and has 34 local home builders associations across Texas. Representing more than 10,000 members, 550,000 jobs and $35 billion of
the Texas economy, the state and local associations play a crucial role in providing housing for Texans. For more information about the Texas
Association of Builders, visit www.TexasBuilders.org.
About Tilson Home Corporation: Tilson Home Corporation is a family-owned and operated company founded in 1932. They are a built on
your lot custom homebuilder operating exclusively in Texas. Tilson has 10 sales centers located throughout the Houston, Bryan/College
Station, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Tilson customers can bring in their own home plan, design a home from scratch or
choose from over 110 different home plans and change them to suit their needs. For more information on Tilson Homes, visit
About Capital Area Food Bank of Texas: The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) is to nourish hungry people and lead
the community in ending hunger. Since 1982, CAFB in collaboration with more than 350 partner agencies has been helping Central Texans in
need providing healthy food, nutritional program assistance and education, so they can make better choices at mealtime. In the past 12
months, CAFB distributed more than 25 million pounds of food to 300,000 Central Texans in its 21 county service territory. For more
information on the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas and its programs, visit www.austinfoodbank.org or call 512/282-2111.
PEP RALLY SUMMARY
WHAT: On Tuesday, November 30th, a pep rally will be held for the community and all volunteers of
the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build at Southwestern University in Georgetown.
Admission is FREE to the public with a suggested donation of two healthy, non-perishable
food items for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
WHO: Temple-Inland Inc, Texas Association of Builders and Tilson Home Corporation – build team
for the week-long Extreme build; all designated volunteers, and special appearance by Milan
Vasic, executive producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 6pm – 8pm
WHERE: Corbin J. Robertson Center, Southwestern University, Georgetown
WHY: The event will rally all volunteers of North Central Texas’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
to inspire and share information about the build schedule, the need for volunteers and what
to expect during the build week. The Extreme build has had a tremendous response from the
North Central Texas Community, but is still in need of some key volunteers and materials.
In addition to general volunteers and donations, the build is specifically seeking additional
help from the following: dry wallers, painters and framers. The build also needs individuals or
companies who are able to prepare meals for volunteers.
To donate toward the Build Fund, volunteer or help with the items listed above, please visit
Volunteer & Donation Information
The Heart of Texas Build team is seeking volunteers for the build. All individuals interested in participating or donating
can visit the build’s website at www.heartoftexasbuild.com for more information.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Individual interviews with Temple-Inland Inc, the Texas Association of Builders and Tilson Home
Corporation, and special guests can be scheduled before and after the pep rally. Please contact Dawn Dantzler to
schedule interview times. Additionally, all video crews and photographers are welcomed.
Schedule of Events
The home build and several events to help generate awareness, gather volunteer support, and donations are tightly
scheduled. Please make a note of the following dates in your calendars.
November 30th – Pep rally for all volunteers and community – 6P-8P at the Corbin J. Robertson Center at Southwestern
University in Georgetown.
Sometime the week of December 6th – Family notified, also known as the “Door Knock”. The
December 12th – House reveal, also known as the time to “Move that Bus!”
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