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Thu July 14, 2011
Fayetteville Shelter Getting Extreme Makeover
A homeless shelter for women veterans in Fayetteville is getting a makeover. The ABC reality television program "Extreme Makeover Home Edition," selected the shelter run by former Navy officer Barbara Marshall. Her organization Steps-n-Stages works to house women vets in the home. It will be renovated by a company called Blue Ridge Log Cabins. The show has also partnered with the USO of North Carolina to organize a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Renee Lane is director of the Fort Bragg Center of the USO of North Carolina. She says there will be a big food drive this Sunday in Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville.
Renee Lane: "There'll be lots of music, and lots of family fun for everyone from noon until 9 pm. We'll also have the USO mobile unit there to help collect personal hygiene supplies for single soldiers who return from deployments. "
The Extreme Makeover Home Edition episodes are scheduled to air in October.
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