Monday, September 12, 2011


ABC-TV has confirmed that the episode of its iconic series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” featuring Campobello, SC-based Blue Ridge Log Cabins will be this season’s premiere episode on Sunday, Sept. 25. The special two-hour premiere, which will chronicle Blue Ridge Log Cabins build in Fayetteville, N.C., will include a special appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama. The show, which will be seen worldwide by as many as 1 billion viewers, will air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., ET.

Blue Ridge Log Cabins
Mrs. Obama participated in the episode about the rebuilding of the shelter as part of her Joining Forces initiative, which is designed to highlight the plight of military families. Blue Ridge Log Cabins episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will detail the story of the Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House, a shelter for displaced female veterans that was founded by Barbara Marshall, a 15-year Navy veteran herself. Using her own money, Marshall established the Jubilee House in Fayetteville after meeting dozens of homeless female veterans in her community.

In addition to shelter, Jubilee House offers support and services such as mentoring and life coaching.  Marshall’s efforts, however, were limited by the lack of space in the small 2-bedroom cottage she purchased to house the Jubilee House. That is where Blue Ridge Log Cabins entered the picture.

Chip Smith, Owner and CEO, said the project represented a labor of love for his company.  “We were honored when the show approached us with this special opportunity to not only help Barbara Marshall and female veterans in Fayetteville who will benefit from this new home, but also to call attention to the issue of displaced veterans nationwide,” Smith said. “This project is much more than just the construction of one home. It has become a calling for me personally and the entire Blue Ridge Log Cabins team, and I am certain that viewers will be as touched as I was by the story of the Jubilee House and by the larger issue of homelessness among our country’s veterans.”


Anonymous said...

Would normally watch but cannot take Michelle Obama. Sorry Blue Ridge.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Obama brings nothing but bad vibes. Her message is i hate America except when we need your vote.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Mrs. Obama is the reason I ask to be removed from BRLC email list.

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one that will not watch it due to Mrs. Obama. America hater, business killer, attention hound. I very much like the project goal/receipient so all the best to them

Anonymous said...

i did not know mrs obama was mean? is this because you all are republicans?