Sep 25, 2009
Private Garden Donates to Extreme Makeover Home EditionSource: Private Garden

Private Garden recently announced that it will join this coming season’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC. The company donated a Victorian glasshouse to a deserving family in Missouri. The build began July 14 and concluded July 21.

Private Garden is a large advocate of giving back to the community. When Extreme Makeover Home Edition on approached the company to donate a personal Victorian glasshouse to a family in Missouri that loves to garden, the answer was undoubtedly yes. Once the partnership was completed, Private Garden was able to prepare the glasshouse and send it to the site within two weeks. The company then flew out three crew members to install the glasshouse.

The glasshouse was given to the Hampton family of Ash Grove, Mo. In one significant turn of events, Chris and Niki Hampton received a phone call from Social Services and had to quickly decide whether to welcome their four nieces and nephews into their home — a one bedroom cottage that was already very small for the Hampton’s family of four. Now Private Garden and the rest of the Extreme Makeover Home Edition on donators were able to offer this family of eight a place to call home.

“While taking part in a once in a lifetime experience it was great to see what good a group of strangers can do with the goal of helping others in mind,” said Peter Sackrider, one of the crew members flown out to construct the Victorian glasshouse. “Through our time on site it was interesting to see how friendly and willing to help all the volunteers were from the very start through the very end. It’s not your typical construction site where each group does their own thing with no consideration for anyone else.”

The episode will air Oct. 4, 2009, at 7 p.m. CDT on ABC. Photos will become available at the discretion of ABC. In the meantime, please check out www.private-garden.com for more information.

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