Thanks Central Georgia for an Incredible Week

Our work is done, well almost. We have pictures to show you.

At the week ending party last night, Dan and I had dozens of people ask up to keep the updates coming. We’re not sure what more to say other than thank you.

Thank you to all the volunteers – you inspire us.

Thank you to the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team – you rock.

Thank you to the law enforcement team for you did all week to keep things organized.

Thank you to the local media for helping us tell the story.

Thank you to Callaway Gardens for allowing our muddy boots in your resort.

Thank you to all the Williams neighbors – wow!

Thank you to all 1,800 employees of Palm Harbor and Nationwide Homes and a special thank you to all the employees that worked all week in Georgia.

Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make it happen.

Thank you to all the companies that donated food.

Thanks to all the builders who made it possible.

Thank you to everyone who donated money to help us reach our goal – another wow!

Thank you to all the friends and family of the Williams family – special bunch!

Top Ten Pics from the Week

As we wrap up our work, we wanted to share our favorite pictures from the week. I took 3,000 pictures, any could have made the list but here are the ten I chose:
Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #13
Standing here, I just knew we were going to have a magical week, I underestimated how magical.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #12
This was staged but a great picture of Dan to illustrate how much stuff he had going on at any given time. He was the quiet leader behind the scenes making sure everything worked.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #11
This was also taken at 2:00 AM – shows the round the clock effort being put into the Williams’ new home.
Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #10
I have worked with Dan for almost six years, I hope I never go that long again before discovering how hard working and talented a co-worker is. The Daily Updates were the highlight of my day.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #9
This picture just made me real proud to work for Palm Harbor and Nationwide Homes. Setting the home in an afternoon is just how we roll.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #8
Colleen Rogers says she isn’t in sales. Yet she asked every person who came to view the site for money. And used a paint bucket to collect it. $10,000 in cash, one dollar at a time.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #7
This picture shows how this whole event worked – volunteers working around the clock. Here they formed a chain and loaded the Williams’ belongings into the house in minutes.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #6
I’ve never been a part of something so big that we hired a video helicopter.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #5
The amount of emotion in this one picture is hard to capture on purpose. I got lucky. But it makes me really appreciate the job the editors of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition do at capturing the emotion in every show.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #4
I quit counting but this was probably the 50th time Robert Williams and his family told us thank you. The truth is, we owe the Williams family a thank you, we were the ones that were blessed by this event.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #3
I don’t have words to describe this one showing Jacob reaching up to hug Andy thanking him for the new home.

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #2
This one shows Robert logging the 100,000 dollar we raised. Yes, that’s right, we hit out goal!!!!

Maury's Top Ten Pics from the Week #1
Welcome Home Jeremy and Jennifer!


In case you weren’t counting, that was more than ten pictures – I got carried away but I refuse to delete anything from this week.

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