'Extreme Makeover' treats Washington family to new home

Fire leaves Mother, dauthtersin storage shed withut utilities

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004

 

  Stars of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Michael Moloney, center, and Ty Pennington, right, laugh during a taping of the show Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the Dore family home in Kingston, Wash. With the support of 45 project managers and 700 volunteers working around the clock for six days straight, ``Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' is building a new home for the Dore family whose home burned to the ground several months ago. Roseanne Dore and her three daughters have been living in a storageshed without electricity or plumbing ever since, until Wednesday, when the network whisked them away for a one-week vacation at Walt Disney World. AP Photo/The Sun, Larry Steagall

Stars of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Michael Moloney, center, and Ty Pennington, right, laugh during a taping of the show Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the Dore family home in Kingston, Wash. With the support of 45 project managers and 700 volunteers working around the clock for six days straight, ``Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' is building a new home for the Dore family whose home burned to the ground several months ago. Roseanne Dore and her three daughters have been living in a storageshed without electricity or plumbing ever since, until Wednesday, when the network whisked them away for a one-week vacation at Walt Disney World.

AP Photo/The Sun, Larry Steagall

KINGSTON, Wash. (AP) Is it possible to build a 3,200-square-foot home with six bedrooms from the ground up in just one week? Only on reality TV.

With the support of 45 project managers and 700 volunteers working around the clock for six days straight, ABC's ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' is building a new home for a family whose home burned to the ground several months ago.

Roseanne Dore and her three daughters have been living in a storage shed without electricity or plumbing ever since until last Wednesday, when the network whisked them away for a one-week vacation at Walt Disney World.

Two days later, the ''Extreme Makeover'' crew started building a Craftsman-style home to fulfill one of the family's dreams: to run a bed and breakfast in this northern Kitsap Peninsula town.

The Dores' home burned down in March. Shortly after, they discovered their insurance policy had lapsed when their agent retired.

''It's a great opportunity to do the right thing,'' said Doug Barnes, president of the Seattle division of Centex Homes, the general contractor for the project.

All the labor and materials are being donated, so no one can say exactly how much it will all cost. But Centex Homes estimates it will leave the Dores with a home worth at least $500,000.

Dore, a Girl Scout leader whose husband died about 10 years ago, was nominated for the show by other Girl Scout members in July. Neighbors also submitted applications on her behalf.

Once she learned she was a finalist, she submitted a videotape showing what it was like to live in a storage shed.

It was 13-year-old daughter Aariel's desire for a slumber party and the family's primitive living conditions that touched the show's crew.

Construction began at daybreak last Friday and is scheduled to wrap up on Wednesday.

Local residents, who were in on the surprise, have spent the past several days watching from their driveways. Other have ridden shuttle buses from town or the ferry dock to get a peek.

The Dores are scheduled to return from their Disney vacation on Wednesday.

''Everyone can't wait to see the look on their faces,'' said Ty Pennington, host of the hit show.

''They really need this.''

ABC has not announced when the episode will air.

On the Web:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: http://abc.go.com/ primetime/xtremehome/

Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau: www.visitkitsap.com.

AP Photo/Larry Steagall Stars of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Michael Moloney, center, and Ty Pennington, right, laugh during a taping of the show Wednesday at the Dore family home in Kingston, Wash. With the support of 45 project managers and 700 volunteers working around the clock for six days straight, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' is building a new home for the Dore family whose home burned to the ground several months ago.

'Extreme Makeover' treats Washington family to new home Fire leaves Mother, daughters in storage shed without utilities

KINGSTON, Wash. (AP) Is it possible to build a 3,200-square-foot home with six bedrooms from the ground up in just one week? Only on reality TV.

With the support of 45 project managers and 700 volunteers working around the clock for six days straight, ABC's ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'' is building a new home for a family whose home burned to the ground several months ago.

Roseanne Dore and her three daughters have been living in a storage shed without electricity or plumbing ever since until last Wednesday, when the network whisked them away for a one-week vacation at Walt Disney World.

Two days later, the ''Extreme Makeover'' crew started building a Craftsman-style home to fulfill one of the family's dreams: to run a bed and breakfast in this northern Kitsap Peninsula town.

The Dores' home burned down in March. Shortly after, they discovered their insurance policy had lapsed when their agent retired.

''It's a great opportunity to do the right thing,'' said Doug Barnes, president of the Seattle division of Centex Homes, the general contractor for the project.

All the labor and materials are being donated, so no one can say exactly how much it will all cost. But Centex Homes estimates it will leave the Dores with a home worth at least $500,000.

Dore, a Girl Scout leader whose husband died about 10 years ago, was nominated for the show by other Girl Scout members in July. Neighbors also submitted applications on her behalf.

Once she learned she was a finalist, she submitted a videotape showing what it was like to live in a storage shed.

It was 13-year-old daughter Aariel's desire for a slumber party and the family's primitive living conditions that touched the show's crew.

Construction began at daybreak last Friday and is scheduled to wrap up on Wednesday.

Local residents, who were in on the surprise, have spent the past several days watching from their driveways. Other have ridden shuttle buses from town or the ferry dock to get a peek.

The Dores are scheduled to return from their Disney vacation on Wednesday.

''Everyone can't wait to see the look on their faces,'' said Ty Pennington, host of the hit show.

''They really need this.''

ABC has not announced when the episode will air.

On the Web:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: http://abc.go.com/ primetime/xtremehome/

Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau: www.visitkitsap.com.



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