The ABC show’s designer Paige Hemmis will accept the Leadership Award at the NAB Education Foundation’s 11th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 8.
The Emmy Award-winning Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, airing for a seventh season this fall on ABC, will receive the NAB Education Foundation’s (NABEF) Leadership Award, presented during the 11th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 8.
The awards ceremony will also feature the presentation of NABEF’s Guardian Award, honoring ThanksUSA founders Kelsi and Rachel Okun for their commitment to supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.
“For six years, the talented team of workers at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has changed the lives of families in communities throughout the United States,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “The NAB Education Foundation is proud to present the Leadership Award to such an important community-focused program.”
Considered NABEF’s highest honor, the Leadership Award is presented to those who have improved the lives of others through extraordinary public service. NABEF said: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has enriched the lives of families since 2003. In addition to building homes and uniting communities nation-wide, the show encourages television viewers to make a difference in the world by supporting various causes featured on each week’s episode.”
Accepting the Leadership Award on behalf of Extreme Makeover will be Paige Hemmis (designer). In addition to her participation on the show, Hemmis is a successful carpenter, entrepreneur, spokesperson and author.
ThanksUSA, this year’s Guardian Award recipient, is a non-partisan, charitable organization founded in 2005 by two 8 and 10-year-old sisters. The organization “thanks” the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by providing college, technical and vocational school scholarships for children and spouses of military members serving on active-duty status.
In three years, ThanksUSA has awarded more than $5 million to more than 1,750 spouses and children of military members.
The Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters, will be presented at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. To view this year’s winners, click here.