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Day Five – We have a home, we need a van!

We need 100,000 people to donate $1.00 in 36 hours

The community has given so much to the Williams family this week. But the Williams still need more.

The house is built. The Design team is doing their thing to make it into a home. Every detail is designed to accommodate for Jacob’s easy movement throughout the house in his wheelchair. Jeremy says that he has come to terms with the fact that he will be in a wheel chair one day soon, so the house is also built to accommodate that reality. Every doorway, all the hallways, even the decks and access points are designed for the future likelihood of housing two wheelchairs.

Meet Colleen Rogers, Palm Harbor's VP of Advertising, joining the volunteer team todayOne large and daunting challenge remains: the family does not have a wheelchair accessible van! We want to transform the entire life of the Williams family, so we’re asking you to help. Please tell everyone you know that we need 100,000 people to give the Williams $1.00 – in the next 36 hours!


  1. Step one: Go to and click the Donate button.
  2. Step Two: Tell all your friends to donate $1.00. Start a chain email. Ask everyone you know to give just one dollar.

It’s that easy.


Now. The family will be back on Saturday when we give them their keys. We need to reach 100,000 by Saturday morning.

What else?

We will also apply the money to paying off their current mortgage on their land. We want to give them a debt free new home. ALL of the donations Nationwide and Palm Harbor Homes receive will go to the family.


Who do you know that would give a dollar AND tell a friend? Send them the web address and ask them to give a dollar and tell their friends. Put it on Facebook. Tweet the world. Tell your church. Challenge your club members or sorority or fraternity. I’d love to hear from you – tell me how many friends you enlisted to help the Williams family.

Public Viewing

If you would like to attend the build site, there is a Public Viewing Area & VIP Tent. It will be open from 8AM – 8PM through Saturday 2/27. Parking for the shuttles to the site will be at Charles Moultrie Park at 10695 Highway 116, Hamilton, GA 31811 (click for map). No cars will be permitted at the build site. Shuttles only.


“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Daily Update Thursday, February 25, 2010

COMMUNITY HELP NEEDED for EXTREME FUNDRAISING GOAL Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Nationwide Custom Homes and Palm Harbor Homes Reach Out to the Local Community to Help Family Needs

WHO: Nationwide Custom Homes and Palm Harbor Homes is proud to join forces with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a new house for the Williams family.

WHAT: You do not need to know how to hammer a nail to help the Williams family; you can make a difference by joining the community to make donations to help with family needs.

WHEN: Starting today, Thursday, February 25, 2010

WHERE: To make a donation toward the build, please visit  An account has been set up with PayPal to ensure safe, direct donations.

WHY:   The Williams family of Pine Mountain Valley is the latest family to be featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Jeremy and Jennifer Williams, whose son Jacob was diagnosed with Spina Bifida before he was born and Jeremy was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease which both require special needs that place a monetary burden on the family.  

In an “extreme” effort to show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition viewers the Southern hospitality and commitment to Williams family, Nationwide Custom Homes and Palm Harbor Homes announced today that they will collect funds for the Williams family.  A fundraising goal of $80,000 has been made. Contributions will be collected through Saturday, February 27, 2010 the day the family’s new home will be revealed.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Nationwide Custom Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, and hundreds of volunteers are joining forces for the Williams family.  All of their time, talents, and materials resources are being donated to help build the Williams family’s new home in Pine Mountain Valley.

Day Four – Wow, there is a house on the property now!

We have built the house, now it’s time to make it a home.

We have all heard the expression “What a difference a day makes.” It’s not a strong enough expression around here. We are seeing changes over the course of hours, even minutes that are simply amazing. Today we will finalize the delivery and construction elements so we can soon turn the house over to the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Design team-who will transform the house into a home.

The Williams FamilyAs I walked through the house last night, I thought about Jeremy and Jacob. I don’t pretend to understand the challenges they face but I just walked through the house thinking of the two of them since part of the mission is to make their lives easier. I’m not privy to all the plans of the Design Team but as a huge fan of the show, I know to expect great things to make Jeremy and Jacob’s daily lives much better. Then I realize how I had selfishly overlooked the challenges Jennifer and Josie face on a daily basis. Extreme Makeover isn’t about helping individuals, it’s about changing a family’s life. I can’t tell you about the interior of the house but I can tell you this after walking through the house, the lives of all four will be changed.

Words escape me for how exhilarating this entire event has been for me, our entire building team as well as all of our 1,800 employees across the country. I’d pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming but my hands are too cold LOL. We saw a little sleet and snow early this morning and temperatures are dropping fast. But that’s the only thing dropping, spirits are high and as they say in Hollywood, “the show must go on.” No one skipped a beat, nor will they.

Like everyone else, my mother is anxious to know every detail I’m allowed to tell her on a daily basis. Today she emailed me and said:

Just thought you would like to know that my devotional for today is from Proverbs 24 and I was not surprised to see it talk about building a house. Just thought I’d share:

By wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established, through knowledge it’s rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

I will continue to pray for the Williams family and everyone involved.

Love ya, Mom

Just one of the many meaningful encounters this project has stirred in the last few days. It is a week I wish would last a year – except I miss the Williams family and I’m ready for them to come home.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Daily Update Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Palm Harbor Homes, Nationwide Homes and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Host Blood Drive

In Honor of the Williams Family, Nationwide Custom Homes Issues a Call for Donors

In conjunction with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Palm Harbor Homes, Nationwide Homes and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the spectator parking area located at Charles Moultrie Park, Friday, February 26. In honor of the Williams family, the blood mobile will be registering donors 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Every two seconds, someone needs blood, Nationwide Custom Homes and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will provide the Williams’ Family community with the opportunity to give its blood, sweat, and tears to offer this deserving family a life-changing and life-saving gift for others. The community is encouraged to roll up their sleeves and make a donation during the build Friday afternoon. Friday’s goal is to register 106 donors, a donor for every hour of the “extreme” build.

“This is a community effort. In addition to building a home for the Williams family, we hope to help the entire area through the blood drive,” said Dan Goodin, VP of Sales & Marketing of Nationwide Homes. “Partnering with the American Red Cross gives Palm Harbor Homes and Nationwide Homes the opportunity to help the community while honoring and supporting the Williams family.

Blood Mobile located at: Charles Moultrie Park

10695 GA HWY 116

(Spectator Parking)

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Daily Update Sunday, February 21, 2010

Palm Harbor Homes, Nationwide Homes and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Meet the Williams Family

Palm Harbor Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:PHHM) and its wholly-owned modular subsidiary, Nationwide Homes, Inc. (“Nationwide”) today announced that they joined ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia, to surprise Jeremy and Jennifer Williams, whose son Jacob was diagnosed with Spina Bifida before he was born. Then, several years after Jacob’s birth, Jeremy was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Now, the home Jeremy and Jennifer bought 13 years ago is falling apart around them. In addition to mounting home repairs, the home is too small to accommodate two disabled family members. In just seven days, team leader Ty Pennington, the design team, Palm Harbor and Nationwide Homes, and the entire community will come together to build Jeremy, 38, Jennifer, 38, Josie, 8, and Jacob, 6, a brand new, energy efficient home

EVENTS SCHEDULED FROM: February 21-27, 2010

LOCATION: 15320 Highway 116, Pine Mountain Valley, GA 31823 (directions, media instructions, parking and additional information available from media contact, Courtney McGarry)


10:50 AM: Surprised the Williams Family with the “Door Knock”

The build site will be active 24/7 until the new home is revealed next Saturday. We will welcome the media to a Family Press Conference that will occur on site for family interviews, Sunday February 28, 2010.We will email you daily updates and schedules of notable events. The public is encouraged to come down and watch.

The design team for this episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney and Tracy Hutson.

The episode “Williams Family” will air during the 2010 season. 

Valid media credentials are required.  Requests for LIVE televisions broadcasts must be approved in advance.