EM:HE Preview 01/09: The Dore Family
ABC-TV'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" GOES TO WASHINGTON STATE
TO PROVIDE A NEW HOME FOR A WIDOW WITH THREE DAUGHTERS
WHOSE HOUSE BURNED TO THE GROUND
Centex Homes Builders, HomeAid America and Local Chapter HomeAid Seattle Metro
Join the Design Team to Work Around the Clock to Build New House
Designer/Carpenter Ed Sanders Joins the EM:HE Team in This Episode
As a struggling widow of three daughters, Roseanne Dore is no stranger to hardship. The family was dealt a tremendous blow when their Kingston, Washington home, originally built by Roseanne and her husband, burned to the ground in March 2004. Following the devastating news of the fire, Roseanne found out that their home insurance policy lapsed when their agent retired. The structure was uninhabitable. While figuring out what to do, Roseanne moved her three daughters into a half-built, backyard utility shed that had no plumbing, electricity or running water. In an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airing SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network, the Dore family will be getting a very different home from the original 856 square ft. house, as well as new lives.
While living in the makeshift shelter, Roseanne's daughters - Jessica, 21, Sarah, 17 and Aariel, 13 -- went to friends' houses to shower. The entire family was stuck using an old doorless outhouse on the two-and-a-half acre property. One of the family's only wishes for their new home was to have indoor plumbing and bedrooms.
When not cooking on an outdoor propane camp stove, these ladies took inside to the shed to prepare food. Despite the absence of plumbing or electricity, Roseanne and her daughters still made the half-built shed their home and would invite family over for dinners.
Roseanne, who works as the cafeteria server at the local elementary school and is a Girl Scout leader, donates her property to the local Girl Scouts for campouts and outdoor excursions. Here the girls learned how to set up tents and survive in the outdoors.
The EM:HE team, hundreds of workers from national builder Centex Homes, HomeAid America and its local chapter, HomeAid Seattle Metro and volunteers from naval bases in Bermerton and Everett, Washington built a grand home from the ashes and rubble in just seven days. During that time the Dore family enjoyed a vacation at Disney World.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders and Preston Sharp.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman and on this episode, Denise Cramsey served as co-executive producer.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.