Television: Charity Begins at Home

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition renovates its way into the Top 10 one heart-wrenching story at a time

Alice Harris of South Central Los Angeles fondly remembers the day when the good people from ABC volunteered to demolish her house. In 2003 a flood left the community activist and her family, who had no insurance, living in one bedroom. Worst of all, the waters ruined a stash of Christmas toys Harris had collected for poor kids. "I figured no one was going to come to Watts and help us," she says. "No one had ever done that."

That was before Extreme Makeover: Home Edition found her. Home Edition brought in its army of designers, led by bullhorn-wielding host Ty...

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