In February, New Holland joined the crew of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” for a project in Texas, providing a New Holland D95B crawler dozer to level a home and help build a new one for a deserving family.
For this project, the Carr family of Mineola, Texas, was selected for a home transformation. The Carr’s four adopted children have had to overcome severe physical and mental disabilities while living in a cramped and dangerous home. Compounding the family’s struggles, the father has undergone pancreas and kidney transplants in recent years.
The family’s small, three-bedroom home was at high risk for fire due to a faulty electrical system. The one working bathroom was inaccessible for the children, and the narrow hallways were difficult for them to maneuver. Plumbing leaks throughout the house also created mold issues.
When word reached the local construction community that the show had selected the Carr home, businesses, corporations and individuals from all over East Texas offered to contribute. One of the early volunteers was Eugene Toole, a local demolition contractor. Toole is a customer of Bane Machinery, a New Holland dealer with four locations in Texas, including the nearby town of Tyler. The staff at Bane Machinery quickly coordinated with the production crew to deliver the much-needed construction equipment to the site.
Toole used a New Holland D95B crawler dozer to clear the rubble and build the pad for the family’s new 4,800-square-foot home.
“New Holland is proud, and expresses its appreciation for Bane Machinery, to be part of such a generous effort for this deserving family,” said Ion Warner, senior director of marketing. “Giving back to the community is part of our organization’s mission. Improving the lives of the Carr family is rewarding on many levels.”
The New Holland crawler dozer will be seen on the episode scheduled to air on the ABC television network on Sunday, May 2, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
For more information, visit www.abc.go.com/shows/extreme-makeover-home-edition.
New Holland Construction, Racine, Wis., manufactures and markets a full line of skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, loader backhoes, tractor loaders, excavators, compact and full-sized wheel loaders, crawler dozers, motor graders and telehandlers.