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SOUTH JORDAN, UT – One of America’s most popular reality television shows is coming to Daybreak and with the help of Holmes Homes, Rio Tinto and thousands of volunteers, one deserving family is about to witness the power of community.
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is popular with fans for identifying families in need across the country and offering them a fresh start–a new home donated by their local community with the help of Ty Pennington and his team of celebrity designers. While most Extreme Makeover: Home Edition projects offer to transform an existing house, Holmes Homes will be building a brand new home in Daybreak from the ground up in just one week, starting June 23. The family will also be announced June 23 and the finished home will be revealed June 29. The episode will air on ABC sometime in the fall, and be part of the show’s 9th season, which will be moving to a new Friday evening timeslot.
“We’ve designed Daybreak to bring people closer and foster a strong sense of community, so we’re well set up for an undertaking like this,” says Ty McCutcheon, Vice President of Community Development at Rio Tinto, the developers of Daybreak. “But, obviously it’s still going to be a challenge, and we can’t do this alone so we’re asking for lots of enthusiastic volunteers and generous donations. With the support we have from South Jordan City and the rest of the community, we’re confident that together we can make this project a success.”
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition selected Daybreak as the location to build the new home because of the community’s outdoor lifestyle and accessibility to schools, shops and restaurants as well as the soon-to-be-completed University of Utah Health Center and TRAX light rail service coming this summer. Daybreak received the “Platinum Award for Smart Growth” and was named the “2010 Community of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders and has been Utah’s best selling new-home community for the past five years.
Holmes Homes, has built 1/3 of all homes in Daybreak, and was the first homebuilder to join the Daybreak team in 2004, will bring the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition vision to life. A fifth-generation, family-owned business and recipient of the “2010 Builder of Integrity” award from Quality Builders Warranty Corporation, Holmes will be building a home that is beautiful and energy efficient– a home that will serve as home-base to a vital support network and that the community can be proud of.
“We could not be more honored to help this family in need, providing them not only with a new home but more importantly with peace of mind and a reason for hope,” says Patrick Holmes, owner of Holmes Homes. “Thanks to our team, generous partners and thousands of volunteers, we’re excited to change their lives for the better.”
As with each Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build, all labor and materials are donated. Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper has donated a lot in Daybreak, and is coordinating the planning, donation and volunteer efforts. Holmes Homes has contributed to the site expense, design of the home and is working with their suppliers in donating labor and materials. However, a large portion of the project’s success will come from donations made from the broader community. The build team is now sending out a call to businesses and individuals across the valley to step up and join them in volunteering time, additional supplies, and money. On June 16 at 7 pm, the show’s producers will hold a Pep Rally at South Jordan City’s Fitness and Aquatic Center located at 10866 S. Redwood Rd. in South Jordan.
For information on how you can help, please visit daybreakutah.com or facebook.com/Daybreakutah.
ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. Starting this fall the show will air Fridays, 8/7pm Central on ABC.
About Holmes Homes
A fifth-generation, family-owned business, The Holmes family has been helping to build the greater Salt Lake Valley community since 1936. In 2004 Holmes became the first homebuilder to join the Daybreak team. And since then, the company has garnered a third of all new home sales in the community. Holmes recently was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders for “Best Interior Merchandising of a Model” and last year received one of the industry’s most prestigious awards – the “2010 Builder of Integrity” award from Quality Builders Warranty Corporation – in recognition of their outstanding performance. More at HolmesHomes.com.
About Daybreak
Daybreak is a fresh way of thinking about community. Made up of a wide variety of energy-efficient new homes as well as shops, restaurants, offices, schools, trails, parks and more, Daybreak brings all the elements of life within easy walking or biking distance. And TRAX light rail service will soon make life in Daybreak even more convenient and environmentally friendly. The community is situated on 4,126 acres in South Jordan City and will eventually include as many as 20,000 homes and up to 14 million square feet of commercial space. There are currently 10 homebuilders constructing a broad range of home types and styles throughout the community. To learn more about Daybreak, please visit www.daybreakutah.com. Daybreak is located at 11400 S. & Bangerter Highway.
About Rio Tinto and Kennecott Utah Copper
As the second largest copper producer in the United States, Kennecott Utah Copper comprises nearly 25 percent of U.S. copper production. Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with total production at more than 19 million tons. In 2010, Kennecott produced approximately 296,000 tons of copper, 596,000 ounces of gold, 4.7 million ounces of silver, 28 million pounds of molybdenum and other products. Rio Tinto purchased the Bingham Canyon Mine and related facilities in 1989 and has invested more than $2 billion in the modernization since then. KUC has also spent more than $350 million on the cleanup of historic mining waste and $100 million on groundwater cleanup. Rio Tinto employs 2,400 people and influences 14,800 indirect Utah jobs and spends $1 billion in the state of Utah in wages, benefits, taxes and purchases from nearly 1,000 Utah area businesses every year. www.kennecott.com
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the United Kingdom, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and Southern Africa. www.riotinto.com


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