About the Show
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Emmy Award-winning reality program, teamed up with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to present a one-hour special: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Rise and Honor” A Veterans Day Special. (Donations are still being accepted.)
Host Ty Pennington revisited some of the most heartwarming military stories featured over the years. Additionally, celebrities highlighted issues veterans face after serving in the military, as well as the strengths and skills returning veterans bring to the work force and their communities. The program culminated in a live musical performance by celebrity co-host, Jewel, to an audience comprised of active-duty service members, veterans and their families.
Net proceeds raised from the airings and online streaming of the one-hour special benefit the following veteran-serving organizations: Fisher House Foundation, Hire Heroes USA, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, USO Volunteers of America and Welcome Back Veterans. They provide vital services and support to our nations’ veteran and their families including housing, job placement, health care, rehabilitation and mental health treatment.
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About Rise and Honor
Rise and Honor is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that raises critical funds to support essential reintegration services for veterans and their loved ones. By generating awareness and fundraising, the program intends on making the needs of veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars a first-tier issue. It creates a call to action for all Americans to join in support of those who have risked life and limb in service to our country.
About the Entertainment Industry Foundation
The Entertainment Industry Foundation, as a leading charitable organization of the entertainment industry, has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support charitable initiatives addressing critical health, education and social issues. For more information, visit www.eifoundation.org.
About Our Supporters
The Clorox Company and Major League Baseball are proud to support U.S. veterans and their families.
Additional Veterans Resources
Defense Commissary Agency
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Department of Defense Education Activity