'Extreme Makeover' in Cecil Co. -

'Extreme Makeover' in Cecil Co. -

There are 52 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 22, 2007, titled 'Extreme Makeover' in Cecil Co. -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

There were balloons bouncing, welcome-home banners flapping, high school cheerleaders performing and a crowd of more than 3,000 people practicing a collective holler as they waited for the limousine to roll up ...

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The Sprinkle Family

San Jose, CA

#1 Oct 22, 2007
Congratulations Renee! God surely blessed you, your family and your outreach through this amazing program. You are so deserving! I know you will just get back to work for everyone else! But take a few deep breaths and enjoy the blessing!
anna monroe

Baltimore, MD

#2 Oct 22, 2007
keep up the good work god will bless you all
charles baker

Baltimore, MD

#3 Oct 22, 2007
God Bles you all for a job well done that you real deserved
Less fortunate

Towson, MD

#4 Oct 22, 2007
I know that Ms. Sherrard-Luther just recently lost her husband and she does a wonderful service for the handicapped but I can't help but wonder if there isn't another hard working family the would have better deserved a smaller more practical home. She has two children that will eventually be moving out and she will be left with this enormous house all alone. I think that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is losing sight of their original quest. I used to sit and watch the show and cry when I saw a deserving family, so humbled by this gift. But now it seems to have lost the impact that it orginially had.
linda

AOL

#6 Oct 22, 2007
So she shouldn't get help due to your predictions for the future?
Lori

Woodstock, MD

#7 Oct 22, 2007
I Felt so blessed to have been there to help make a family dream come true :) The Luther family deserves it. But I also Less foutunate's point it is a lot to take care of but she really does deserve the house and the barn for all she has done for others she never asked for anything in return.
Rebecca

Harrisburg, PA

#8 Oct 22, 2007
There always has to be at least 1 negative and obnoxious comment right? Geez.
Congratulations on your new home, good luck with your future work, and thank you for providing the opportunity for so many volunteers to understand the meaning of "giving back".

Since: Oct 07

Catonsville, MD

#9 Oct 22, 2007
Less fortunate wrote:
I know that Ms. Sherrard-Luther just recently lost her husband and she does a wonderful service for the handicapped but I can't help but wonder if there isn't another hard working family the would have better deserved a smaller more practical home. She has two children that will eventually be moving out and she will be left with this enormous house all alone. I think that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is losing sight of their original quest. I used to sit and watch the show and cry when I saw a deserving family, so humbled by this gift. But now it seems to have lost the impact that it orginially had.
Sure, those two children will eventually move out and start family's of their own. Maybe have a few children of their own, but one thing for sure is both will always have a place to call "HOME" for the rest of their lives. Imagine that house full of Grand Babies/ Kids. Extreme Makeover is there to create a home for the Family who needs one, and they did that in their ever lasting "Welcome Home" fashion. You don't always have to live there, but knowing you have a Home to go to makes life just a little easier.

No matter what is done there will always be a family more deserving, that's just a fact of life. I think they did a great job helping this family and the hundreds or even thousands of children that will benifit from this. Good job people...Good Job....
Jeff

Cockeysville, MD

#10 Oct 22, 2007
If you haven't seen it already, the builder who pulled all the volunteers together, Clark Turner Signature Homes, has a special Luther Family Web site where you can view photos from each day and read all about this amazing project. Check it out at www.CTextremedream.com
I doubt the sincerity

Lake Mary, FL

#11 Oct 22, 2007
of everyone involved in the project. If the community and the constrution crews really cared for the family, why wait until EM and TP show up?

True volunteerism and caring come from the heart not a television crew.

This is all a publicity stunt to advertise using the family as bait.
cecildog

Washington, DC

#12 Oct 23, 2007
So two nay-sayers chime in without including their location-- I wonder if they are from Cecil county, the home of negativity? This family has given so much to others without asking for anything. They even volunteer at other charitable groups' events in the county. Even people who know them were largely unaware of their situation-- they don't 'beg' or whine so we didn't know they needed help. Thank goodness someone contacted the TV show. And yes, Clark Turner is getting some nice PR out of this, but this is hardly the first charitable endeavor he and his company have undertaken. I've talked with folks involved in this project and they all say that Clark Turner is the only one who could have pulled off such a wonderful effort so quickly. It has been a well-organized team effort but Clark deserves a bouquet of roses, not the negative comments of a few on this BB.
Linda Elkton MD

Darlington, MD

#13 Oct 23, 2007
This is "The Favor of the Lord"! I firmly believe that the Luther family are in the Lord's favor because they have given so much of themselves to others that God has truly blessed them by giving back to them what they truly deserve. I don't know this family personally but I have heard nothing but great things about them. My prayer is that He continues to pour out His blessings on this family. Welcome Home Luther Family and God Bless you !!
Carol Parker

Narberth, PA

#14 Oct 23, 2007
The crew must have an impossible schedule. I've been reading about their work in Manchester, NH the week following Oct. 17th and now I read that they are in Cecil County the week following Oct. 14th. How can this be?
Larry Spry

United States

#15 Oct 23, 2007
Your show is great and I watch it every Sunday night. I live in Elkton Maryland Eight mile from the home you built for Renee Sherrard-Luther. On Oct 21 2007. My wife son and I went down to see the peole come home. It was great and I had a few tears in my eyes. I tryed to sign up as a volunteer as I've been a carpenter all my life but was told they had to many and were turning volunteers away.
Keep up the good work you guy are the great.
Unbelievable

Darlington, MD

#16 Oct 23, 2007
I am right there with you on you thoughts. There is much more to the story then told. You are right when you say "Home Edition is losing sight of their original quest". They are doing it for show now. There were other families in the area that needed the makeover more then Renee. She won because of the riding program. Renee just had a new house built about 10 years ago. A nice house if I might add. Makes me think twice before I believe the story from the next Home makeover show.
Less fortunate wrote:
I know that Ms. Sherrard-Luther just recently lost her husband and she does a wonderful service for the handicapped but I can't help but wonder if there isn't another hard working family the would have better deserved a smaller more practical home. She has two children that will eventually be moving out and she will be left with this enormous house all alone. I think that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is losing sight of their original quest. I used to sit and watch the show and cry when I saw a deserving family, so humbled by this gift. But now it seems to have lost the impact that it orginially had.
Faith Lounsbury

Easton, MD

#17 Oct 23, 2007
My friend and I were at Port Deposit on Sunday and we didn't get tee shirt and we want we wear a 3x so please send us 2-3x'sand one larg
Donna

AOL

#18 Oct 23, 2007
Love the show, one of the few reality shows I actually enjoy. The Luther family is not the only people who will benefit from this makeover. What about the disabled adults and children that enjoy the Therapeutic Riding Center?
Marcy-Rising Sun

Towson, MD

#19 Oct 23, 2007
OMG!...Why are people so rude? It sounds more like jealousy to me...
This family is a Great Blessing to the Community. I have so many friends and families that I am associated with that have some connection to this wonderful farm-Freedom Hills. They all have great memories and provide a wonderful service to the people in need. You never know if you would ever need their help someday in your own lives! Remember, the family never turns anyone away even if you didn't have the money for their service. Everyone should be ashamed of themselves for being so negative. You can't burn bridges in life, because you never know when you will need them. It truly is a gift to them regardless of anyone else's opinions. I live about five miles from this farm and very proud of this wonderful gift to the Community. Congratulations Freedom Hills and Luther Family .
Unbelievable wrote:
I am right there with you on you thoughts. There is much more to the story then told. You are right when you say "Home Edition is losing sight of their original quest". They are doing it for show now. There were other families in the area that needed the makeover more then Renee. She won because of the riding program. Renee just had a new house built about 10 years ago. A nice house if I might add. Makes me think twice before I believe the story from the next Home makeover show.
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Kim - Cecil County

Baltimore, MD

#20 Oct 23, 2007
Welcome home Luther family, Welcome Home.
This was an amazing project to be a part of. I was bless to be a volunteer and was able to watch Clark Turner and Paul Risk Assoc. do the impossible. The house is beautiful but the Barn is amazing! The Luther family & Freedom Hills has helped many people and will now have the resources to continue helping those in need for many more years.
Congratulations Renee, Alex & Ellie! You make Cecil County Proud!!
Susie - Los Angeles

Valencia, CA

#21 Oct 23, 2007
Hey, what about Robyn?

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