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A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Date:10/12/2007

Legend Homes thanks the volunteers and industry professionals who gave

hundreds of thousands of dollars, time and in-kind donations to the

project.

CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- America watched -- and cried -- Sunday, Oct. 7, as Boey and her family saw the home of their dreams in our state's first-ever Extreme Makeover. But what did it take to build the Byers' family dream home?

The Oregon premiere shooting of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, gave cancer victim Jenessa Nichole Byers and her family the 4,000 sq. ft. green-certified home of their dreams. And so when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards, was looking for an Oregon home builder to head the project, leaders of Linn and Benton Counties repeatedly recommended Legend Homes because of the company's tradition of volunteerism and year-round philanthropy. Giving and volunteerism has been integrated into the corporate culture since the company's inception. Yet it took "team Legend" six weeks of volunteer outreach to generate more than 1,000 building professionals as volunteers and an over 2,000 other volunteers. Team Legend was also responsible for soliciting all donations for the project.

"Not only every dinner, beverage and snack, but every piece of lumber, drywall, paint and windows -- all of the highest quality -- every part of that home was donated by Oregonians," says Legend President Jim Chapman. "We had an incredibly sophisticated air filtration system donated and installed it to ensure clean air to support Boey's immune system. The hundreds of hours and the hundreds of thousands of in-kind donations from our vendors, subcontractors, employees, the Corvallis Community and frankly the entire Oregon building industry, make the value of this home incalculable. The level of generosity is overwhelming."

On Oct. 7, the staff of Legend Homes hosted a massive volunteer thank you party attended by n
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