ABC has recently confirmed plans for the season premiere of its staple reality television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to feature our Campobello, South Carolina log cabin builder Blue Ridge Log Cabins, as well as a special visit from First Lady Michelle Obama. A recent press release states:
The special two-hour premiere, which will chronicle Blue Ridge Log Cabinsʼ build in Fayetteville, N.C., will include a special appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama. The show, which will be seen worldwide by as many as 1 billion viewers, will air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., ET. Mrs. Obama participated in the episode about the rebuilding of the shelter as part of her Joining Forces initiative, which is designed to highlight the plight of military families. Blue Ridge Log Cabinsʼ episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will detail the story of the Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House, a shelter for displaced female veterans that was founded by Barbara Marshall, a 15-year Navy veteran herself. Using her own money, Marshall established the Jubilee House in Fayetteville after meeting dozens of homeless female veterans in her community. In addition to shelter, Jubilee House offers support and services such as mentoring and life coaching.