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Celebrate Veterans with Rebuilding Together and HGTV

November 11, 2009

Watch Change the World: America’s Heroes the One Hour Special Veteran’s Day on HGTV

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership, has partnered with HGTV, the cable network for home lifestyle programming, to complete a truly life-changing home makeover event for two different homes and its residences.

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HGTV’s one-hour special, Change the World: American Heroes; is airing on Veteran’s Day, November 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Windsor Transitional House in St. Louis, MO and a house in Philadelphia, PA, both homes to American veterans, were chosen to receive the much needed renovations. The program will feature host and carpenter Carter Oosterhouse, designer Monica Pedersen, and volunteers from Rebuilding Together, who successfully tackle a multitude of renovation projects to complete the makeovers and improve the quality of living for these veterans.

“Veterans who have served our country and now find themselves in need often turn to group homes like these to find a supportive environment,” said Jim Samples, president, HGTV. “It is our goal to honor the current and future residents of these homes by creating calm, well-designed and functional spaces that improve their living situation and recognize their years of military service.”

In St. Louis, repairs included painting, new energy efficient appliances to reduce consumption, and new floors. In Philadelphia, new floors, plumbing, and wiring were installed to update the home and its amenities.

Other campaign partners in this mass renovation effort include: The National Trust for Historic Preservation and The Natural Resources Defense Council.

“We are happy to be able to give back to some of our most deserving citizens, veterans, who have sacrificed so much for this country,” said Gary Officer, CEO of Rebuilding Together. “This is a great way to highlight the work that Rebuilding Together is committed to accomplishing everyday and forging a great relationship with HGTV, also in the business of making homes and lives better.”

This one-hour special will showcase the amazing volunteer effort made on behalf of America’s veterans and the improved living quarters for people in need.

“Our volunteers came from all walks of life and gave their time and generosity to help with the renovation projects,” said Carter. “It was wonderful to see so many people lending a hand and showing support for the veterans.”

About HGTV

HGTV, America’s leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed to more than 97 million U.S. households and is one of cable’s top-rated networks. HGTV’s website, HGTV.com, is the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 5 million unique visitors per month.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing critical home repair and modification services to those in need at no cost to homeowners. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America’s largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners. In addition to its core home repair work, Rebuilding Together also rehabilitates community centers and conducts home modification and repair programs that focus on aging in place. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to ageing in place, energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, and disaster recovery and reconstruction. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

About The National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, DC, six regional offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in all 50 states, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories. For more information, visit www.PreservationNation.org.

About The Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting protect people, the places they live, and the natural resources they depend on. Founded in 1970, with offices in offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing, NRDC has the support of 1.2 million members and online activists who help ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

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