Rebuilding after Hurricane Ike
Extreme Makeover heads to Kemah
According to Channel 13 news, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and its host Ty Pennington went to Kemah today to rebuild the home of Larry and Melissa Beach. The large family, including four biological children and nine foster children, have been living in a travel trailer since Hurricane Ike hit. During their 23 years of marriage, they have been foster parents to 85 children.
If you want to make a donation or help out with the project, here are some options:
- Blu Shield Construction is organizing volunteer help and collecting monetary and supply donations on their site. You can follow the construction on Twitter and Facebook.
- On Jan. 14, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is organizing a blood drive at Kemah Visitor's Center. For more information call, 281-534-8836.
- Interfaith Caring Ministries is organizing a Food Drive Saturday— Jan. 14. Items can be dropped off at the Kemah Visitor's Center from 8 a.m. — 8 p.m or at the main location (151 Park Ave, 77573) from 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Here's a list of their current needs:
- Toilet paper
- Sanitary napkins and liners
- size 5 diapers
- baby wipes
- canned meat
- spaghetti sauce
- tomato sauce/paste
The show is slated to run in March.