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FORD and ABC’S “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” search for community heroes


* Ford and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will award a 2009 Ford F-150 and $250,000 to “makeover” a portion of his or her town
* Through May 31, viewers can nominate a hero at

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” are looking for the ultimate community hero. The deadline is May 31.

Under the “Heroes F-150 Campaign,” Ford will award a 2009 Ford F-150 and $250,000 to “makeover” a portion of his or her community. The makeover project will be announced in late summer.

Students, parents, community members, school staff, military staff, police staff and firefighting staff are asked to nominate their community hero for the Heroes F-150 contest at now through May 31.

In 250 words or less, entrants will describe ‘an individual who is dependable, family and/or community oriented, with a strong work ethic and commitment to his/her family, and/or co-workers and/or community.’ They will also describe a “makeover” project that the hero will direct, using the $250,000 and 2009 Ford F-150.

The winner will be announced in June, and the makeover will be completed in late summer. In addition to the Heroes F-150 contest, contestants can enter to win a new 2009 Ford F-150 in the Heroes F-150 sweepstakes.

“The Heroes F-150 program demonstrates Ford’s continued commitment to building communities around the country through its partnership with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” said Eric Peterson, manager of Ford Truck and SUV Communications. “This program will not only help a community in need, but also inspire people to think about how they can lend a hand during difficult times.”

The $250,000 will go toward the construction of a new public or non-profit project or improvements to an existing building or structure that would improve the community its residents’ quality of life.


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