Thank You Western New York

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the David Homes team, the skilled tradesmen and the generous suppliers of materials for the Powell home and the neighborhood revitalization, as well as the thousand of volunteers and the City of Buffalo.

What began as a journey to transform the lives of one deserving family in our area became an inspiration for us all to help change the community we call home. With your help, we completed a green deconstruction of two homes in the area and built a house that received the honor of being certified as an Emerald Level Green Home by the NAHB Research Center, which is the first home to achieve that rating in New York State!

In addition, we had the largest food drive—over 90 tons—and the largest number of volunteers—over 6,500—that the Extreme Makeover Home Edition show has ever seen.

We also completed the largest number of neighborhood projects in the history of the show. These projects included painting home exteriors, repairing front porches, installing exterior lighting, siding and roofing homes, cleaning up yards and re-landscaping with new plants and trees. Furthermore, we created a school playground and community gardens for the local children to enjoy.

Once again, my sincerest thanks for all your hard work and effort and let's keep this spirit of community going!

David Stapleton