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National Geographic Continues To Work With Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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National Geographic has once again contributed bedding and accessories from its award-winning Home Collection to ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In the episode set to air Sunday, April 24, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, viewers can watch the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team as it rebuilds the termite-infested home of the Harvey family from Hastings, Fla. Made up of two loving parents, four children and an elderly aunt, the Harvey family has had its share of hardships. Mr. Harvey suffers from severe epilepsy and degenerative bone disease. Maintaining a steady work schedule is nearly impossible, so he uses his knowledge and love of mechanics to help his neighbors by fixing their cars for free. This leaves his wife with the tough task of juggling two full-time jobs to ensure medical insurance while raising four children and tending to her elderly aunt. Several pieces from the National Geographic Home Collection were used to design the Safari room for 14-year-old daughter Arlecia (Lacy). She’s fascinated with learning about all things African — the culture, people and geography of where her ancestors came from. “We welcomed the opportunity to contribute items from the National Geographic Home Collection to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and are proud to have been a part of this worthwhile project for the Harvey family,” said Krista Newberry, National Geographic’s vice president, licensing, soft lines. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team, including carpenter and team leader Ty Pennington, consists of designers, contractors and hundreds of volunteer workers who rebuild a deserving family’s home — including interior, exterior and landscaping — in one week. The National Geographic Home Collection is inspired by the world. All of National Geographic’s net proceeds from the sale of the Home Collection go to National Geographic’s World Cultures Fund to support the study and preservation of world cultures. The fund supports the work of archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, artists and other professionals working in cultural areas. National Geographic provided bedding and accessories for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project. Two National Geographic licensees and their products were utilized in the Harvey’s home. National Geographic also donated numerous books including “In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience,” “Jubilee,” “Africa,” “Kilimanjaro” and “Last Wild Places.” More information on the National Geographic Home Collection is available at www.nghome.com. About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Extreme Makeover Home Edition is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman. The show airs Sundays (8 p.m.-9 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network. About National Geographic: Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Its mission is to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world’s cultural, historical and natural resources. National Geographic reflects the world through magazines, television programs, films, books, videos, maps, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in 25 languages, is read by some 40 million people each month in every country in the world. The National Geographic Channel reaches more than 230 million households in 27 languages in 152 countries. Nationalgeographic.com averages around 50 million page views per month. National Geographic has funded nearly 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geography illiteracy. For more information, log on to nationalgeographic.com, AOL Keyword: NatGeo.

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