Gold Star mother Hilda Ewing and her family have experienced their share of heartache and loss. Back in 2003, Hilda’s son Jeremy died in a car bomb attack while deployed for the Army in Iraq. And just last September, Hilda’s husband of 37 years, Arthur, died tragically in an automobile accident. To repay the Ewings for their sacrifices and losses, Military Makeover and its partners are doing a complete makeover of their 1957 home.
In this episode, it’s crunch time for the makeover team as there’s still so much left to do—and time is running out! Plenty of volunteers have showed up to get the Ewing home ready as the hours dwindle. Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners. Executive Director Travis Renville explains that the organization helps out 30 veteran homeowners a year.
To show how much ADT cares about serving veterans, especially those who have sacrificed as much as the Ewings, they are offering three whole years of free monitoring services, along with the installation of the new security equipment.
Also, Ryan Ducie of Nixplay pitches in and describes how you can simply download the Nixplay application to your phone and send a picture instantly to your loved ones. The Ewings will now remain constantly connected with their family in Germany.
Next, Craig Cressman of Navy Mutual Aid Association steps outside his comfort zone with designer Jennifer Bertrand to beautify the Ewings’ renovated home with some custom artwork. On a previous episode, the Ewings sat down with Navy Mutual to discuss benefits and their own personal experiences after transitioning from military to civilian life. There’s no organization that exemplifies the motto “veterans helping veterans” better than Navy Mutual.
It’s time for the Ewings to get a glimpse of Goodman Manufacturing’s completely upgraded, ultramodern HVAC system. The South Florida heat and humidity can make your HVAC work extra hard to keep your home cool; the new system will ensure maximum energy efficiency and cost savings for the Ewings, especially as the hot summer months are approaching.