Kickoff To Rebuild 2010 in Miami, FL
Remote Broadcast: Saturday, February 06, 2010
On The House was in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV and for Rebuilding Together’s Kickoff-to-Rebuild event which helped revitalize the historic Coconut Grove community!
Click here to go to our Show Notes page, where you can watch video of this event.
Click here to view extra video from a local news station in Miami about the Kickoff to Rebuild event.
On The House broadcasted live from the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida.
The Carey Brothers get ready for the radio show. This is a photo of the broadcast location.
Cynthia Woodruff, VP of Marketing for Rebuilding Together, joins the Carey Brothers to discuss Rebuilding Together’s 15th annual Kickoff To Rebuild event.
James Carey (right) interviews Mr. Truesdell (left) about his family’s story. His family paid a contractor $82,000 for home improvements, but got ripped off. The contractor ran off with the money, left the house undone and not up to code.
Out of money and out of options, Rebuilding Together came through. Volunteers added three bedrooms and another bathroom to the home.
Below is a photo of Mr. Truesdell house. You can see a new roof is being put on.
Here is Mr Truesdell’s grandson, Robert Frasier (middle,) posing for a picture with James (left) and Morris (right). And the Carey Brothers interviewing Mr Truesdell’s grand daughter Shearmene Williams.
And then the whole family got in the act, here is the entire Truesdell family with the Carey Brothers.
Former NFL star Martin Gramatica (left) laughs it up with James (right) and Morris Carey (not-pictured). Martin and his brother Bill Gramatica, who’s also a former NFL player, are honorary Rebuiding Together house captains. As honorary house captains, they put their teams to work providing home repairs, distributing homeowner resource kits, and providing clean up and landscaping.
NFL player Tanard Davis talks with (left) James (right) and Morris Carey (right) about the great work rebuilding Together is doing. Tanard actually grew up in the Coconut Grove neighborhood and is joining volunteers to help rebuild some of the homes in the area.
Kmart played a big role in helping this event become such a success; Kmart donated appliances to each home. In the photo to the left is Senior Vice President of Kmart Don Germano. The photo to the right is Pubilc Relations Director of Kmart, Tom Aiello.
The Carey Brothers with Jeremy Pursinger, of Tires Plus, at the remote broadcast location. Tires Plus donated tires for the homeowners’ cars.
Everyone at On The House would like to thank Rebuilding Together for hosting our live remote radio broadcast from the Miami, as well as the many wonderful volunteers who donated their time and effort to make this whole event possible.