Eric and Elaine Johnson and their five daughters were selected for the new house because the one bedroom house they all share is literally falling apart. In spite of the rotting floors and the structural damage throughout the house, this family gives away money, food and whatever else is needed to their neighbors in the 3rd ward. Their selfless acts of kindness were reported to the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' team, who decided it was time to pay the family back for all the good things that they've done.
"They do a lot of things, you know. They'll bring kids in off the street and feed them, they'll take families away on days out," said designer Ed Sanders with 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.' "They'll take street kids that are just running the streets, they'll pick them all up and take 18 of them out to a water park for fun. They'll pay for it. And these guys don't earn a lot of money. That's what I think is amazing about finding families like this."
Crews prepared Monday morning to take the home down.
Volunteer builders are needed. Visit www.hhnhomes.com/extreme for more information.
Volunteers are asked to report to 1901 Airport Boulevard. Current volunteer needs include:
Additionally, the crew is looking for a donation of a truckload of St. Augustine grass.