Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Features Covenanters

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POPLAR, WI (September 24, 2009) – A family that attends Mission Covenant Church will be featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which airs this Sunday evening on ABC.

Ty Pennington and the rest of the cast, as well as several hundred volunteers, built a home for the family of highly decorated firefighter Howard Huber and his wife, Jessica, in August. Jessica is a nursing student, and the couple have two children, three-year-old Rosie and six-year-old Henry.

Although Huber is a firefighter, the couple feared he would one day receive a call to his own home, a two-story, dilapidated farmhouse the couple purchased five years ago with plans to fix up. They worked as many as five jobs as they sought to pay off debt, and Huber trained to be a firefighter.

The farmhouse was the only house the couple could afford, and they made as many repairs as possible. But there were significant structural problems: the chimney was separating from the house, the windows were improperly installed, and there was severe water damage throughout. The electrical, heat, and sewage systems were unsafe as well.

Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton—best known for her role as Debra Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond—is the celebrity volunteer for the episode. The music group Five for Fighting will perform.

Designers for the episode were Paige Hemmis, Paul DiMeo, and Eduardo Xol.

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