Country Stars Pitch In To Rebuild Nashville School On “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Country Stars Pitch In To Rebuild Nashville School On “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

When the devastating floods hit Nashville in May, the entire community came together to rebuild. Those efforts are still taking place and the hard work taking place in Music City will be highlighted on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition later this fall.

This week, country stars including Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes are joining in as hundreds of folks came together to rebuild the Lighthouse Christian School that was completely washed away during the floods. “When the flood came in, the building literally floated down one of the interstates in town,” said Betsey Hoye, public relations and advertising manager for HON.

The Lighthouse School is run by the Sweatt family who have embodied the spirit of community and giving since the disaster. According to a press release “The Lighthouse School and the Sweatt family are touchstones in the way that they inspire the community by lending a hand. They’ve provided shelter, food, water, clothing, counseling and myriad social and financial services. Many families had no place to turn to and no idea of what steps to take until the Sweatts offered them some guidance.”

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be on hand for tonight’s session of the Grand Ole Opry which will feature Underwood.

The reveal of the new school will take place tomorrow in Nashville, with the episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airing during CMA Awards week, on November 7.

UPDATE: CMT.com is reporting that Keith Urban has also helped on the build.