Residents are asked to “grab their families and some nonperishable food items” and head down to the pep rally.
Senior producer Milan Vasic will give a presentation about “Extreme Makeover.” Vision Homes owners Craig Smith and Jason Willard will give a glimpse of their plans to build a deserving family’s home in just one week.
The event is free and open to the public.
“We’ve been told time and time again that this project won’t only change a family, it will change our community,” Smith said. “We’re about to embark on a really, really big thing, and it’s going to take all of us working together to get it done. I’m praying the Chattanoogan will be standing room only that night.”
The pep rally will also mark the official kickoff of the community’s Extreme Food Drive to benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
The goal of the drive is to raise at least 310,000 pound of food to help supplement the organization’s Emergency Food Box program, which provides at least 1 million pounds of food a year to the needy in our area.
Needed items include oatmeal, grits, flour, baked beans, peas, corn, green beans, peanut butter and pasta. To learn more about the Emergency Food Box program, visit www.chattfoodbank.org.
ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is now in its eighth season. The Emmy-award winning program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Its executive producers are Brady Connell and George Verschoor.
The show airs Sunday evenings at 8 on ABC.