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Rebuilding Together, a non-profit partner of Choice Hotels International, is getting ready to help one needy homeowner achieve his or her makeover dreams. 

The project is not exactly an Extreme Makeover copycat, so don’t expect any bulldozers or even a “move that bus” moment. However, the company is teaming up with Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn for Rebuilding Dreams Together, a contest that will deliver home  much-needed repairs and renovations to one  homeowner on the magical date of October 28, 2010.

October 28, 2010 falls during the week of national “Make a Difference Day.”  Rebuilding Together’s mission is to help assure that the most vulnerable families live in homes that are warm, safe, and dry.

Today is the last day you can influence the outcome of this contest before the winner is announced on Monday, September 13.  

Cast your vote online for one of the  four finalists:

  1.  Treva (Oklahoma City, OK): A 68-year-old woman whose home was damaged during a May hailstorm. Treva is partially blind and has heart and money problems. She is also currently caring for her 30-year-old daughter, who just had a kidney transplant.  
  2. Debbie and Scott (Orlando, FL): This duo has spent most of their money caring for their terminally ill son. His medical needs translate into serious renovations.
  3. EMQ Families First (Sacramento, CA): This is another organization, which offers care and help for families that are victims of trauma, abuse and addiction. They currently have nine homes in need of repair.
  4. Bessie (Dallas, TX): This 83-year-old has lung disease, kidney disease and heart problems, but still manages to mentor the young kids in her low-income neighborhood. Her home is in need of safety modifications.

 If you can’t imagine voting for just one of these worthy contestants,  know that an additional $4,000 will be divided up between those not getting the grand prize.

 by Rachel Cericola

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