Camden family to be featured on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

Jul 29, 2007 Full story: CourierPostOnline 114

A Camden family got some life-changing news this morning, courtesy of a popular TV show. via CourierPostOnline

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Glenda

Camden, NJ

#1 Aug 1, 2007
OMG!!! I cant believe all the negative things I have read here today, can someone just be happy for someone for a change and stop hating. Jesus what is this world coming to. Ok if they were lying, let them, let god take care of that. Me personaly I am a single mother of 4 children ages 16, 14, 10 and 3 and I barely am able to put food on the table, it is not easy taking care of all them children on your own, keeping them on the right track living in camden is definitely not easy at all, trust me i know!! Ok the man drinks, let him have his drink, i have my drink every here and there. He must have his reasons. Me, myself i dont know the Marerro family but instead of mocking and talking about them I am very happy for them, god bless them. Good things like this hardly happen in camden, so I am glad it happened to someone.

To the marrero family, God Bless, good luck and I personaly am very happy for you and your 5 children...Brush your shoulders off, people are only hating. Next time I have a drink I will make a toast to the Marerro Family.......
Glenda

Camden, NJ

#2 Aug 1, 2007
OMG!!! I cant believe all the negative things I have read here today, can someone just be happy for someone for a change and stop hating. Jesus what is this world coming to. Ok if they were lying, let them, let god take care of that. Me personaly I am a single mother of 4 children ages 16, 14, 10 and 3 and I barely am able to put food on the table, it is not easy taking care of all them children on your own, keeping them on the right track living in camden is definitely not easy at all, trust me i know!! Ok the man drinks, let him have his drink, i have my drink every here and there. He must have his reasons. Me, myself i dont know the Marerro family but instead of mocking and talking about them I am very happy for them, god bless them. Good things like this hardly happen in camden, so I am glad it happened to someone.

To the marrero family, God Bless, good luck and I personaly am very happy for you and your 5 children...Brush your shoulders off, people are only hating. Next time I have a drink I will make a toast to the Marerro Family.......
alex

Stratford, NJ

#3 Aug 1, 2007
dude those people will live right next to me and i cant sleep cause those workers keep hammering stuff.
alex

Stratford, NJ

#4 Aug 1, 2007
im NOT from moorestown so ignore that tab. it EAST camden
MB in Haddon Township NJ

Mullica Hill, NJ

#5 Aug 1, 2007
I can not believe how selfish and jealeous people are in this world. This is a family that is so worthy of this and I can not believe the comments I have read about this. I volunteered for 2 days at the site and I have to say, I have never been proud to volunteer for a family that deserve this. This has touched my heart and I am so excited to see the looks on their faces when they come home from Spain and see their brand new home. I hope that not one person disappoints them and ever destroys their dream. I only wish that there were more families in this world that stick together as a family as these people have. All I can say, is best of luck and much happiness to all of you in your new home.
Miss Ro

Cherry Hill, NJ

#6 Aug 2, 2007
As a "Camdenite" I am truly happy to see that one of our own was awarded such a blessing. I know that everyone has their own opinions of how such a thing could of happenned, the hows' why's and why nots'. Overall, this is something good happenning for the community. Whether it be Camden/Pennsauken border or not. It is a true testimony how something so big(The Extreme Homemaker Show) could come here to a city so small and so forgotten about most of the time to give and donate time and effort in doing a tremedous great deed to a family like may others that are forgotten in the struggle.
Pray for this family, pray for each other, pray for this city...For one second just be happy for this family and pray that they use their blessing as God would want them to.
God Bless us all....
Miss Ro

Cherry Hill, NJ

#7 Aug 2, 2007
I Live in "Camden" NJ, not Cherry Hill, NJ the posting automatically placed that.

"Camdenite" 37 years...
jazmin

Wilmington, DE

#8 Aug 3, 2007
I would just like to wish this family good luck and may all there dreams come true. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR NEW HOME. "CAMDENITE"

“Vote Ron Paul President 2008!”

Since: Aug 07

Highly Taxed, South Jersey

#9 Aug 3, 2007
Hey, if they really wanted to help those folks ---- Move them out of Camden... But geezus, that house will be robbed within 6 mos. after their done.
Joe

Florence, NJ

#10 Aug 3, 2007
To the person who said the house will be robbed 6 months after it's done. The house has a complete home security system throughout the entire house, I know because I installed it!!
yanille

Croydon, PA

#11 Aug 3, 2007
Camden is not all bad alot of people live there because they can't pay 1,000 or 2,000 dollars in mortgage. If you just do the right thing your fine in camden I know I live here almost all my live and I never had a problem. I'm glad someone remember camden being that no one remember about fixing our streets. So God bless there house hope they in joy it.
steve

Swedesboro, NJ

#12 Aug 4, 2007
i did some of the lights upstairs
Just Me

Hyattsville, MD

#13 Aug 5, 2007
I'm from Camden, and There are Families in Camden that are more poor than this family. This should have been given to someone who really needed it. Come on Victor's sons are capable of working and making money. I can walk around and tell TV stations I'm really poor too!
Nikki

Stratford, NJ

#14 Aug 5, 2007
Well, I just left the reveal. It was extremely exciting! I live just blocks away in Pennsauken, and the house is absolutely beautiful. ABC...and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition...YOU GUYS ROCK!!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD LUCK!!
steve

United States

#15 Aug 5, 2007
all the negative comments are ridiculous. Everyone that has a negative comment to say is just jealous that the bus didn't pull up to their house. As far as this family they are amazing and if you got a chance to know them you would realizde why they recdeived this blessing. As far as there being poorer families in camden....yes there are poorer families everywhere but it is what they do with their lives and how they make a difference!! and this family has made a difference.

all you jealous people will remain poor and have lives that go nowhere
kim

Beverly, NJ

#16 Aug 6, 2007
i love extreme make over home i never miss an episode god bless ty pennington and all the design team urban promise and the marrero family it was so excitng to be at the scene and
MOVE THAT BUS and just as exciting to have something this popular and positive happen in this area
kim

Beverly, NJ

#17 Aug 6, 2007
i love this show i watch it every sunday i never miss and episode i will never forget the experience today of moving the bus god bless ty pennington and the entire design team j hovanania urban promise ministries and last but certainly not least the marrero family may they enjoy hteir new home and keep that same beautiful spirit they have always had
macho __camden__

Trenton, NJ

#18 Aug 6, 2007
I'm happy for the Marrero family and happy that they are doing something good for the city of camden. Everyone needs to stop hatin because they didn't get there house done by extreme make overs, and be happy for them. I live in camden and its not even as bad as all you rich people think!! Anyway god bless all and Marrero family.
WHY

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Aug 6, 2007
this is for JUST ME>just be happy for the family. I am sure there are many other ppl that need it..BUT they can not provide to everyone..just be happy for them...you would take it if they gave it to you and I am sure you are able to work..it has nothing to do with if you can work or not...
WHY

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Aug 6, 2007
for MAD HATER..why would you think it would be robbed..because it is not in cherry hill, morristown, medford, voorhees, etc.? they rob every where...and if you were following the story it is not in camden it is pennsauken..just be happy for the family....be happy that someone was blessed with a new home and that his children were blessed with educations.....

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