Change the World 2009: Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Home

HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse and Monica Pedersen, along with more than 200 volunteers from Rebuilding Together, worked together to renovate this home for homeless veterans. Volunteers spent some 2,300 hours on the project.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe following images tell a wonderful story of a community coming together to help those who have served our country. HGTV would like to say a special thank you to all the volunteers and local sponsors for making this renovation possible. Together we can Change the World.
Special thanks to Comcast for donating $5,000 for the home furnishings. HGTV is also grateful for the assistance of these local supporters:

Lumber Liquidators
Building & Construction Trades Council
Iron Workers, Local Union No. 401
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 98
Carpentry Union, Local Union No. 1856
Plumbers Union, Local No 690- Plumbing Contractors, UAC Local Union 690
Premier Architectural Sheet-Metal LLC, Sheet Metal Workers, Local No 19
ML Unlimited, LLC- Roofers Union, Local No. 30
Northwest Mechanical Services
Gerhard's Appliances
Plasterer’s Union, Local No. 8
Sherwin Williams
Bustleton Fence
Londonderry Greenhouses
IKEA, Perryville Distribution Center
Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers, Local Union #1
Colonial Electric Supply Company
Cement Masons, Local No. 592
Laborers Union, Local No. 332
Tony Dinardo's Metro Ready Mix & Supply