Ty Pennington and the team from Extreme Makeover – Home Edition headed for Fayetteville, North Carolina to meet the Marshall Family.
Barbara Marshall, a Navy veteran, is fighting to end homelessness among her fellow female veterans. This formidable woman established The Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House in Fayetteville using her own money. Jubilee House offers shelter, support and services such as mentoring and life coaching to homeless female veterans. Barbara’s life is dedicated to these women… they are her mission, her family, her passion. Unfortunately, Jubilee House needed additional space and resources. In short, Barbara needed help.
The paratrooper team from the U.S. Army and other service members joined Ty and the gang to knock on the door of Jubilee House. They send Barbara Marshall and her family to Walt Disney World, where they are honored at a military-family themed parade. During the parade, Mrs. Obama surprises the Marshalls and guests at the park with a video greeting from The White House. Special dog tags have been created to honor Barbara’s work. But the biggest surprise comes when Barbara’s active duty soldier daughter shows up to give her mom a hug.
Johnny Littlefield, Tracy Hutson, Paul DiMeo, new designer Sabrina Soto and builder Chip Smith from Blue Ridge Log Cabins lead the charge this week. A giant rope is fastened around the house and led across the state of North Carolina to the ocean where the Coast Guard goes full throttle to help bring the house down. Later, Ty learns about the First Lady’s “Joining Forces” initiative. In other news, Sears puts on a “Heroes at Home Career Expo” to train vets as to how to use their military training in a civilian job.
First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the house in time to welcome the family back from vacation. Ty shows her the desk he’s been working on for Barbara. He asks the First Lady if she would write a personal note for a space on the desk. Mrs. Obama is happy to oblige. She also wants to know if he wants her to hammer anything.
Upon their return to Fayetteville, the Marshalls and hundreds of volunteers gather for the unveiling of the new Jubilee House. The bus doors open to reveal a special team member who helped build the new Jubilee House, First Lady Michelle Obama. Now it’s time to MOVE THAT BUS!