CLOVIS, California.- In addition to a brand new 2400 square foot home, CalFire Firefighter Nick Reeder and his three daughters were showered with gifts from the local businesses Monday morning.
“I have never felt this before,” said Reeder. “This is a game-changer, a life-changer.”
The Reeder family was awarded $20,000, free membership to Little Gym until Nick’s daughters turn 12, $2,500 tuition grants for each daughter if they attend Fresno State, and free haircuts for 6 months for the entire family.
The gifts come just 16 months after his wife Amanda died during the birth of their twins. Reeder said it is clear she is smiling down on her family.
“She is jumping with joy,” said Reeder. “This is a dream home for us. It is everything she would want for us and the girls.”
Extreme makeover Design Team Darren Keefe and Carrie Locklyn said the Clovis community has set the bar high for other communities that will be included in next season of HGTV’s revival of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
“Building the home is one thing,” said Locklyn. ” But the way that they are going to be able to continue their life is another thing we got to share with them.
“I think Vlocis really raised the Bar moving forward,” said Keefe.
Close to 2,000 volunteers helped build the home. The project also cost the City of Clovis around $40,000 for waived development fees and staffing costs.
Only the outside of the home was on display, the inside will not be revealed until the episode airs in January of 2020.