Winning Extreme Makeover family named

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - The winning Beaufort County family for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has been announced.

Staff Sgt. William Dickinson of Marine Logistics Squadron 31 and his wife, India, and five children, Grant, 16; Briana, 14; James, 10; Robin, 8; Sophia, 1, were selected from hundreds of candidates. The home is at 45 Mystic Circle in Beaufort.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Dickinson was deployed to Afghanistan on Nov. 5 and will not be home to see his family receive the makeover prize, according to a news release.

The home is nearly uninhabitable due to mold in every wall, fire hazards, flood damage, shoddy electrical and an inadequate foundation, the news release said. Local construction firm H2 Builders Inc. is working with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on the project.

The build site will be open Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Monday, Jan. 17. The Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort County will be holding a food drive on the days that the build site is open to the public.

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