Governor Perdue visits Extreme Makeover: Home Edition site

By Lynda Figueredo - bioemail

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Construction crews are working around the clock to finish a Savannah family's home for the big reveal on Thursday.

Monday morning Gov. Sonny Perdue made a stop to survey the progress being made on the Extreme Makeover home in Savannah.

As day four of construction began on the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition site, the volunteers were warmly greeted by the governor.

"This family is obviously amazing," Perdue said. "It will make a huge difference in their lives."

He was quite surprised to see the progress being made on the Simpson home and the number of hands on deck.

"I know with JT Turner construction and all the volunteers, it's a huge effort," Perdue said. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is going the make the family very happy."

County County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis was overwhelmed to see the volunteer turnout from the various trades and Walks of Life.

"Thankfully when people found out about this the city and other venders gave their time to help a family that needed it. It shows these people care and love one another," Liakakis said.

Alot of detail has been placed into the design of the home to make sure it caters to the needs of the Simpson family. On Monday, volunteers were building a therapy room for Zoë and in the top right corner of the home crews constructed a princess tower for Caitlyn that is sure to be a surprise.

"All the things they are thinking of shows they have listened and studied the needs of the family," said Carmen's Father Randy Williams. He says he can't wait to see the families reaction on Thursday during the big reveal. "The whole family is going to be speechless and in tears."

"They are probably going to do what I do when I watch the show, cry because it is their house," said volunteer Mallory Wise.

A fairytale dream house that is coming true for one deserving Savannah family.

Throughout the day crews began laying the roof, and the exterior of the home, while skilled volunteers placed the electrical, plumbing and air ducts inside.

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