Art speaks with Robert Chelberg and Howard Golin from Wounded Warriors of South Florida about the financial assistance the organization provides a veteran and their family. All wounded vets are referred by the Veterans Administration. The organization provides temporary emergency needs, including rent, utility bills, and food costs. All services are performed while maintaining privacy for the wounded warrior and family.
Injured Veteran and Family Receive Home Makeover on “Designing Spaces® of Hope - Military Makeover”; Premiere Episode Airs May 15th on Lifetime®
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Injured Veteran and Family Receive Home Makeover on “Designing Spaces® of Hope – Military Makeover”; Premiere Episode Airs May 15th on Lifetime®
Viewers will meet 1st Lt. Robert M. Keefe’s family who will receive a much-needed home makeover with help from Nissan North America, Sears Hometown Store, and FLOR; R. Lee Ermey, actor and former U.S. Marine Drill Instructor Returns to Host the series
(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR.Com – May 13, 2015) Designing Spaces® has launched another Military Makeover to give back to a Purple Heart Hero whose home is in need of a makeover. The premiere episode of “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” presented by Nissan will air on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime® TV.
The four-part heart-warming series will chronicle the room-by-room renovations of the Okeechobee, Florida house of injured veteran and Purple Heart recipient 1st Lt. Robert Keefe, Jr., his wife Bianca and their three children.
R. Lee Ermey kicks off the premier episode by introducing 1st Lt. Robert M. Keefe and exploring the backstory of how he and Bianca originally met. Keefe later enlisted in the Marine Corps. During the deployment in Afghanistan as a Platoon Commander, Keefe’s Humvee hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) right under his seat, causing severe spine injuries, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and memory loss which rendered him unable to continue military service.
The Keefe’s 1642 square-foot house’s indoor renovations are made possible thanks to the generous donations of valued partners who teamed up with Designing Spaces:
• Driving the Military Makeover – with Nissan North America
The series was made possible with the support of Nissan North America, presenting sponsor for the third time. Nissan will provide vehicles to distribute products and support all transportation needs including hauling and airport runs throughout the series. Andy Galvin, Manager Product Strategy, will tell about the three models used throughout the makeover: the NV High Roof, NV 3500, and the NV 200. http://www.nissanusa.com
• The Wounded Warriors of South Florida helped to connect the Keefe family with Designing Spaces. The local organization helps veterans with temporary emergency needs from paying bills to supplying the Keefe’s with an automobile.
• Small Town Touch – Shopping for Appliances at SEARS Hometown Store
Robert and Bianca don’t even own a refrigerator! So Designing Spaces sent them to SEARS Hometown Store in LaBelle, Florida. Liz and Daniel Peregrin, who operate the Sears Hometown Store helped them do some appliance shopping. The La Belle Sears Hometown Store provided Lt. Keefe’s family a full Kenmore® Elite Kitchen—range, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher—as well as a Kenmore laundry pair. http://www.searshometownstores.com/.
• A Makeover for the Floors – with FLOR
Not just any carpet, FLOR® tiles squares are a creative and versatile floor covering system that is easy to clean…just pull up a tile to clean or replace to add pops of color. Change up a look without adding a lot of cost. Kenny Friedman, the Creative director for FLOR® explains how they add beauty to a room, as well as contribute to living a more comfortable lifestyle. Also, FLOR® is low VOC, Protecting the environment, and many of their products are made with recycled products. http://www.flor.com
“Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” presented by Nissan, will air four consecutive Fridays, May 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT).
About Designing Spaces®
Entering its 11th season, Designing Spaces continues to be one of America’s favorite home improvement shows. The show inspires viewers on decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects and step-by-step home improvements to help make every space count and provide solutions to help you enjoy the space you live, work and play in. Designing Spaces Family of Spaces includes Think Green Spaces, Kids Spaces and its widely popular Spaces of Hope which prides itself on assisting people and places in dire need of a makeover including children’s shelters, animal shelters, military families and more. Designing Spaces airs Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.
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