The family of James and Devonda Friday was greeted Sunday morning by Bellamy Homes and the stars of ABCâ€™s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with news that they are the television showâ€™s newest beneficiaries.
Bellamy Homes will immediately begin demolishing their old house at 105 Moore St. in Lincolnton and complete a new house for the Fridays by the end of the week.
Foster parents to more than 30 children, Devonda and James Friday recently adopted a teenage boy and his four siblings. Because their house was too small, the Fridays were forced to convert their carport into makeshift bedrooms to make space for the children.
By the end of this week, their new home will be large enough to accommodate everyone. And, it will be built in time for the Fridays to celebrate their first Christmas together as a new family.
â€œWeâ€™ve spent weeks planning for this ambitious project, and weâ€™re excited to start building their new home,â€ said Bellamy Homes Co-Owner Wade Miller.
â€œThis will be a life-changing event for the Fridays, and we canâ€™t think of a more deserving family to receive this gift from the greater Charlotte community.â€
The Times-News first reported that a Lincolnton family would be the recipient of a new home several weeks ago. According to several sources, the TV showâ€™s buses rolled in to Lincolnton on Friday in advance of meeting the Friday family.
All products and labor are being donated by partnering businesses and suppliers, and thousands of volunteers are donating their time and expertise. The project needs laborers, food servers, clean-up workers and skilled trade professionals.
According to the design team, the project needs donations of laptops and generic interior design materials. The project also needs donations of decking and roofing supplies.Â A complete list of urgent needs is available at www.
â€œWe are honored to partner with local businesses and the multitude of volunteers to provide a better life for the Fridays,â€ said Bellamy Homes Co-Owner Frank Hereda. â€œWeâ€™re going to need the communityâ€™s continued support and hard work to finish this wonderful new home by the end of the week.â€
In addition to donations of money and supplies, the team is asking for food donations to feed the army of volunteers.
To see the build in action, free VIP tickets are available to the public that provide preferred access to the build site and the VIP tent, as well as a chance to meet the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team. Tickets are available at Bellamy Homesâ€™ model homes in Berewick, Verdict Ridge and Triveny Commons communities. Tickets are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The special Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode will air next December with a two-hour broadcast on ABC.
Visit www.bellamyhomes.com to register for the VIP dinner, as well as for details about donations, volunteering, VIP tickets and the current list of urgently needed supplies.