The ABC hit TV show Extreme Makeover Home Edition comes to Baltimore to benefit the Boys Hope Girls Hope home on Fleetwood Street in Baltimore.

Thousands of Baltimore residents are volunteering their time and expertise for the build, which began Friday, July 9th.

Excel Homes is the main builder for the project, and they are building a combination row home and modular home on the space where a building was burned down by a serial arsonist in 2007. The home will be about 11,000 square feet.

Boys Hope Girls Hope has locations across the country.

Boys Hope Girls Hope is a privately funded, non-profit multi-denominational organization that provides at-risk children with a stable home, positive parenting, high quality education, and the support needed to reach their full potential. We use a holistic approach to provide them with necessary education and life skills to be productive members of the community.

Many of our children come from home environments marked by drug abuse, poverty or neglect, while others come from caring families unable to meet the child’s needs. We work to positively impact the community through participation in community service days each month, as well as asking scholars to become involved with a non-profit of their choice.
The Baltimore Boys Hope Girls Hope group is a worthy recipient of the Extreme Home Makeover team’s good deeds. This is very exciting for the City of Baltimore, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!