Day Two – World, Meet West Texas!

We have learned about the family and we learned a bunch about West Texas

In a word, the last 36 hours has been amazing!!!

We met the Brown family – Johnny Mac, Jeanne and Katrina and we learned all about Alex, their daughter who was tragically killed a year ago in a single car accident – caused by texting while driving. We met Alex’ family, we met her friends and we met her community and again, all are simply amazing!

I was told by radio host Gwen McCown in Midland, TX a week and a half ago that I better brace myself for being overwhelmed by the size of the hearts in West Texas. I had no clue how right she was. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the family, the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV show and for us as the builder. Everywhere we turn, someone is standing at the ready, asking, often begging if they can help us, the show, the family and/or the community.

We are doing everything we can to let every person help in some way.

Here are some options on how you can get involved:

  • Volunteers – if you have registered to volunteer and have NOT been contacted about a specific shift, hang tight, we are finding additional spots and notifying people as fast as we can.
  • Donations – we need to help the Browns spread the word to teens across America so we have created a Remember Alex Brown fund and we are asking everyone who is capable, to donate, even if only a dollar. Donate here. Everyone who donates $100 or more will be invited to be my special guest to the VIP tent right next to the build site. Donate and then email me for details.
  • Spectator Viewing Area
    Spectator Viewing Area View On Flickr
    Spectator Viewing Area
    Spectator Viewing Area View On Flickr
    Spectator Viewing Area
    Spectator Viewing Area View On Flickr
  • Public Spectator Viewing – the general public is invited to view the build process starting tomorrow morning. Starting at noon Thursday you can see the build up close by coming to Wellman High School in Wellman TX to the check in tent by the football field and taking a shuttle to the Brown’s property.
  • Spread the Word – we need to tell the world about Alex Brown’s story to prevent other tragedies. Tell your friends and family to join our Facebook page for constant updates on the build cycle and to join the Facebook group we created for the Browns called: Please Don’t Text And Drive Near Me or My Family