Hurricane Wilma, at one point the most intense hurricane in American history, last year cut a devastating path across 21,000 acres in Florida. Rather than simply focus on a single build, the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Team, with support from NationsRent, helped three communities throughout the state with restoration projects.
In a one-hour special, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- After the Storm, Florida, which aired last week, the Extreme Team traveled to Broward County to build a new modular building for Essie Reed's soup kitchen and shelter; created a dream wedding for Michele Gross and Paul Costa, whose own wedding was washed out by both Hurricane Katrina and then Wilma; and completely refurbished, the Boynton Beach, Fla., home of the 2003 Little League World Champions.
Partnering with local builders and manufacturers Modern Housing of Florida, Adrian Homes, John Hock Homes, along with scores of volunteers, NationsRent provided generators, scissorlifts, forklifts, boom lifts, light towers and skid steers to help complete the projects.
"Hurricane Wilma dealt a devastating blow to communities all across the state of Florida,” said Gregg Sigman, NationsRent southeast regional vice president. “NationsRent is proud to be a part of the effort to help those affected get back on their feet.”
NationsRent is based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.