SOURCE: Rebuilding Together

April 24, 2008 14:06 ET

MEDIA ALERT: HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse Volunteers at Anacostia Site for Network's "Change the World. Start at Home" Week(SM)

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) -


WHAT:   The historic Anacostia neighborhood will receive a helping hand
        from HGTV when Carter Oosterhouse, host and craftsman for the
        network's popular series "Carter Can," will join hundreds of
        community volunteers to help with local revitalization projects. As
        part of HGTV's "Change the World. Start at Home" campaign, Carter
        and volunteers from the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together
        will help to revitalize a series of twelve homes in a low-income
        elderly housing project in Anacostia.  In addition, volunteers also
        will build a playground at the Bethel Christian Fellowship Child
        Development Center and will help to landscape and clean up
        Anacostia Park.

        Media will gain full access to the revitalization projects, as well
        as interviews and photo opportunities with popular HGTV host,
        Carter Oosterhouse.

WHEN:   Monday, April 28, 2008 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.****

          10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Carter Oosterhouse, Host of HGTV's
                                     "Carter Can"
                                    Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor of the District
                                     of Columbia
                                    Gary Officer, President and CEO of
                                     Rebuilding Together

WHERE:  S Street Home Renovation Projects
        14th St. SE and Ridge Pl. SE (Media check -in location)
        Washington, DC 20020
        (Directions available upon request)

    ****INTERVIEWS AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE ONSITE AND BY
      APPOINTMENT OUTSIDE OF ABOVE OUTLINED TIMING WINDOW UPON REQUEST ****

About "Change the World. Start at Home" Week

HGTV's top experts will put their skills to work in select cities across the country on Monday, April 28, for "Change the World. Start at Home(SM)" Week, part of the network's national community revitalization and environmental awareness campaign, "Change the World. Start at Home." Neighborhood projects in each market consist of a community home, an educational facility and a shared open space, such as a park or garden. One project in each community focuses on environmentally friendly enhancements while another has a historical component to highlight the importance of restoration. The special week of the initiative, in partnership with the Rebuilding Together, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will run through Friday, May 2.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts
    Onsite:
    Lauren Stone
    Email Contact
    (212) 601-8382 - office
    (201) 637-1153 - cell

    Vicki Hwang
    Email Contact
    (212) 601-8237 - office
    (310) 597-9879 - cell