Extreme Makeover: Home Edition supports Year of the Coast Guard Family

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Ty Pennington on pier with Coast Guardsmen
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Members from Marine Safety Detachment Nashville and Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati discuss filming support with Ty Pennington of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Sept. 10, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Edwards.

Over the past eight years, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has helped hundreds of people, including nearly two dozen military families, by transforming their homes in an effort to improve their lives. But the show’s producers aren’t stopping there. They are currently looking to provide a makeover for more military families.

Ty Pennington with Coast Guardsmen
(left to right) Petty Officer 2nd Class James Booth, Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Boysel, Senior Chief Petty Officer Darrin Cliffe and Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Hiatt from Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati pose with Ty Pennington of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Sept. 10, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Edwards.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is more than a show, it’s about recognizing deserving families and helping them to re-build their homes and their lives,” said Ian Young, casting producer. “It is a show dedicated to volunteerism and helping your neighbor. It relies on the very moral compass that implores every one of our servicemen and women, who defend this country for perfect strangers just because it’s the right thing to do. It is always a blessing to help military families, who support all of us day after day, year after year.”

Previous seasons have included episodes highlighting military families from the other four armed services. In support of 2011 as Year of the Coast Guard Family, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition hopes to highlight a Coast Guard family for an entire episode.

Do you know a Coast Guard family that puts their own needs aside to help others and serve as role models in their community? Does their home need major alterations or repair that affects the quality of life of their family? If so, nominations are open until July 10, 2011. Click here to nominate a family and here for more information.

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