Photos: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build underway for Fairdale family

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by Anna Prendergast

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 5 at 12:39 PM

(WHAS11)  It was finally demolition day in Fairdale, as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition bulldozed down a house, while beginning to build a new one right behind it.
 

The Lampe family will soon get a brand new dream home that wouldn’t have been possible without the hundreds of volunteers working around the clock.
 

The Lampe’s old house was torn down as bulldozers ripped right through it and just a few feet behind their old home, the foundation was already in place for the house of their dreams.
 

The Fairdale family, Jeff and Shelly Lampe, has six children; one with Down Syndrome.  Their old home has had water damage and recently the family ran into money problems; that’s why so many volunteers came out to help.
 

Shonda Leasor, a volunteer said, “It’s a great cause; I think if you help other people, it comes back to you.  I think it’s wonderful to help a family in need.”
 

This is the second time Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has picked a family in Louisville.  The last one was in 2007, when a new home was built for the Hughes family in Buechel.


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