March 25, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Reality
"Wilson Family" — Ty and the gang will help build a new home for the
Wilson family of Longs, SC, who have been living in their grandmother’s
run-down trailer, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY, MARCH 25
(8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Hakeem, Tim, RJ and Erica Wilson live in the cramped quarters of their grandmother’s trailer. Natalie Wilson, who did not want to split the children up in the foster care system years ago, has been working as a school lunch lady to help support her grandchildren. Although this is the most stable home the Wilson children have ever lived in, it is still an undersized trailer that’s literally held together with duct tape, has a sagging roof, bad wiring, leaks and little to no insulation. Blankets and plastic are kept over the windows to keep warm air in, and Natalie’s youngest grandchild, Erica, has to share a bed with her at night.
Despite the Wilson children’s poor living conditions, their teachers have seen a vast improvement in the kids since they moved in with their grandmother. When asked what the children would like in their dream home, they all responded with the same answer — "my own dresser," since all four children must share a closet and dresser. Natalie just wants a safe home for her grandchildren that will provide them with a better sense of security and allow them to thrive.
In this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the Wilson family will finally be able to move out of their trailer and into a more comfortable and safer new home.
In addition, music group Hootie and the Blowfish perform at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach in a fundraiser concert for the family.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Hall Custom Homes and Classic Home building & Design and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home in a remarkable seven days, the Wilson family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Preston Sharp, Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen.