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Thankful Thursdays - Extreme Makeover for the Hurston Family in Canaveral Groves, Florida

Sometimes good people get rewarded for good deeds. Extreme Makeover is building a home for the Hurston Family only 20 minutes from where I live in Cape Canaveral. We have some pretty good neighbors here!

Joe Hurston runs the nonprofit organization “Air Mobile Disaster Relief Ministries”. He has made about 20 trips to earthquake-ravaged Haiti to deliver around 660 portable water purifiers and delivered purifiers to 38 other countries.

His wife Cindy, and three children, who still live at home; teenager Juliet, who was adopted from Haiti when she was small, Peter 12 and 4-year-old Dieunika, whom they adopted from Haiti when she needed surgery to treat a birth defect have traveled with him.

Jake Luhn, the CEO of Life Style Homes, which "Extreme Makeover" chose to oversee the build, said anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 volunteers will assist in the construction of a net-zero energy home. It will feature a 9.6 kilowatt photovoltaic solar panel array and result in no energy bills. They are going to see their new home for the first time on Friday, Jan. 14th. What a deserving family!

Photo from Florida Today

Hurston Family Home

Joe's Airplane. Video of Hurstons in front of their new home.

Joe Hurston's Plane

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