Central Valley

'Extreme Makeover' has its fill of volunteers

No more volunteers are needed for the Valley project by ABC reality show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

The response for volunteers for the local build for the show has been overwhelming, according to Paula De Young, executive vice president of De Young Properties, which is overseeing the project.

More than 3,800 local residents have stepped up to volunteer their time to build a home for a local family. The family selected to get the new home will be revealed Thursday.

There are so many volunteers to work on the local project that shifts will be only four hours in length instead of the normal eight-hour shifts used on other builds. This doubles the number of locals who will get to be part of the television program.

"We thank the entire community for stepping up to the plate and appreciate everyone’s involvement and patience as we coordinate this exciting build," said De Young in a news release today.

Those who will be working on the home will be notified within 48 hours with more details and their assigned times.

Demolition is slated for Saturday. The family will return to their new home Jan. 15. Information on how to visit the location during the process as a spectator is at www.deyoungproperties.com.

Coordinators will keep contact information on file in case other volunteer opportunities arise with the project.

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