Friday, January 8, 2010

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Help Adopted Family in Kemah, Tx.

Congratulations to the Beach family getting brand new home!

Volunteer opportunities: January 7 - 16, 2010 (Episode to air in March)

The home will be completed in 106 hours by a team of vendors and volunteers lead by Blu Shields Construction, and will be designed to fit the needs of the Beach family. In 23 years of marriage, Larry, 40 and Melissa, 40; have fostered over 85 children that other adoption agencies were not able to place. They have four biological children and nine adopted children. They include Chris (23,), Michael (21), Jose (20), Mikala (18), Paul (14), Faith (13), Hope (9), Justin (8), Jacob (4), Grace (4), Jeremiah (23 months), Mercy (22 months) and Cody (19) currently serving in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan. During the last 12 years, they have fostered approximately 85 children, but decided to start adopting after seeing that so many were not being placed in homes.

Due to water damage from Hurricane Ike, the Beach family home is unlivable and they are residing in a travel trailer on their property. Therefore, they have been unable to adopt additional children. But all that is about to change!!

Spokesperson Chiquita Taylor says that an amazing number of people have registered as volunteers and donations are still coming in as the community pulls together. Please visit for more information. For a complete list of construction materials and supplies still needed go to and select the Construction Needs page. If you can help with these specific needs please contact the Construction Team at

To Make a Monetary Donation:
Please visit An account has been set up with PayPal to ensure safe, direct donations.

Extreme Blood Drive
On January 14th the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be in the parking lot of the Kemah Visitor's Center at 603 Bradford in Kemah. The Houston Bay Area is up to the challenge of beating any previous blood donation records associated with EM:HE and encourages everyone to come out and give the gift of life. Additional blood drives will be held at the following locations:

* Monday, January 11th City of Dickinson at 4403 Hwy 3 from 8:00am-6:00pm
* Wednesday, January 13th Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership University of Houston - Clear Lake Delta Building 2700 Bay Area Blvd. from 8:00am-6:00pm.

For further information, please call 281-534-8836.

Extreme Food Drive
Also, Interfaith Caring Ministries will be on hand at the Kemah Visitor's Center at 603 Bradford in Kemah collecting non-perishable items for a food drive Jan. 9 - 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Items needed: Canned meat, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, cookies, juices, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, toothpaste, size 5 diapers, and baby wipes.

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