Home Makeover Honors Women in Military

MINNEAPOLIS—Johnson Plastics teams up with the hit television show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The episode which aired on ABC Sept. 25, featured the Step ‘N Stages Jubilee House, located in Fayetteville, N.C., a home that provides temporary shelter and services for homeless female veterans and their children. More than 4,000 volunteers donated supplies, money and more than 33,000 man-hours to build the house.

Johnson Plastics and Rowmark provided brushed antique gold plaques with a black core through Mark Wilson of Pro Sport Graphics in Fayetteville. First Lady Michelle Obama, who supported the project and was featured in the episode, participated in placing the plaques, which will honor individual female veterans served by Jubilee House.

The Steps ‘N Stages Jubilee House was founded by Barbara Marshall, a 15-year Navy veteran and chaplain, who used her own funds to help the increasing number of homeless women and their families in Fayetteville, home of Ft. Bragg army base. The new house will provide permanent housing for Marshall and her family, temporary housing for several families as well as space and facilities to provide services for additional female veterans in need.

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