Joining Forces With Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Uploaded by whitehouse on 23.09.2011

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Ty Pennington: We're here in Fayetteville, North Carolina helping out a
lady named Barbara who runs a thing called Steps and Stages
Jubilee House.
Barbara Marshall: Our goal is to have -- to eradicate homelessness so there
will not be any veterans, men or women,
or their children living and sleeping on the streets of our
great nation or around the globe.
Ty Pennington: It's -- really is a place where they can come in, regroup,
get the support they need, the resources they need to go out
and sort of start their life over.
Eleanor Brunson Raines: The Jubilee House has meant a lot to me.
It actually saved my life and got me off of the streets.
Got me back into society.
It got me thinking more positive about what I can accomplish and
what I will accomplish in the future.
Latashia Hairston: If it wasn't for this place, we would probably be on the street.
So this is actually a home here and we are actually a
family here.
Ty Pennington: And what's been fantastic, of course,
is teaming up with our First Lady.
We've had some big names on our show,
but it just doesn't get any bigger than this.
(cheering and applause)
I have a surprise for you.
It gives me great honor to introduce the First Lady of the
United States, Ms. Michelle Obama.
(cheering and applause)
First Lady Michelle Obama: You are our hero -- all of you all.
And what you are doing is just a blessing.
And this is just a small way of showing you and having this
nation show you and veterans like you just how much we value
your service.
And I wouldn't be anywhere else.
It has been an honor and a privilege.
Barbara Marshall: Having our First Lady here says that she knows who we are and
what we're doing.
And that says that she's in support of helping us make a
difference in the lives of veterans.
Having our First Lady here was very humbling; very,
very humbling, but so meaningful for us.
When women come, we won't need to be turning away so
many persons.
There have been so many women veterans and children that we
literally had to say, no, we don't have space.
First Lady Michelle Obama: Well, this allows you to keep doing what you're doing.
We're shining a light on the work that you're doing so that
other people continue to do that work so that we end homelessness
among our veterans.
We support them just as you all have supported us.
Barbara Marshall: Thank you, ma'am.
First Lady Michelle Obama: So keep it going.
Barbara Marshall: Oh, my goodness.
Ty Pennington: You guys know what to say, right?
Barbara Marshall: Yes, we do.
Ty Pennington: All right, people -- take it with me, here we go!
Bus driver -- move that bus!
Crowd: (chanting) Move that bus!
(cheering and applause)
Barbara Marshall: Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
(cheering and applause)