As I promised in my last blog post, I shall be telling you all the details of how our event went with the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and the wounded warriors and their families.
It’s quite an honor to recall each moment I spent on January 18th, 2012 with my PIA team. We travelled with the team from the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to the Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior and Family Support Center.
My Team and I had to revamp the look to make it in line with the Christmas theme. It looked heavenly, and might I say we got to celebrate Christmas for the second time, which was all the more exciting for us all. Everything was tore down, and from scratch we built a Red, White and Blue décor for the show. Knowing we were involved in a great cause, the day went by swiftly with everyone doing their utter best to make everything look grand. The“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” crew had to arrive that very day to shoot the episode, hence we had to get everything up and running for them in just a couple of hours. From decorating Christmas trees, to putting gifts for the wounded warriors and their family, it was scene of celebration that I am so blessed to have witnessed and become part of.
To celebrate Christmas with all of those valiant warriors, and their families, I tell you there was not single dry eye that evening! Everyone was united under one roof, paying their special tribute to real American heroes and their brave families.
WOW, I am speechless but it is a life event I will never forget!
A formal dinner was organized, kudos to the Culinary Institute of America for providing such mouth-watering delights for us all! To further add sweetness to this special occasion, Principles In Action provided custom made Sweet Soldier Salute Candy Buffet, with cupcakes from Gigi’s cupcakes.
I want to take this opportunity to give a special shout out to:
My team Joanna, Kortney, Jessica and Lynette,
I am speechless with your desire to help pull such a heartfelt event off and make it extraordinary. But that is how we do it at PIA ! Thanks for the long weekend hours and long days that you put in at the last minute to make this such a success. I pray for 100 fold blessings back into you and hour house. Much love and many hugs! You are the BOMB!!
All the volunteers from Winter Wonderland,
Thank you for assisting us, I appreciate all the help that you all provided me and my team to make our concept design a success!
MY Family and Friends at Events By Reese (Greg, Lily, Ryan, Britney and Karen)
Thank you for contributing to this noble cause by donating linens and floral and lighting to help our concept. Thanks Guys we could not have pulled this one off without you!
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How do you feel about EM:HE’s iniative regarding this noble cause?
The Emmy award winning reality program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America.