Season 9 | Episode 14 | Aired 01/13/12
Ty and the team make their way to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, for the series finale of one of the most life-changing show in TV history!
On May 22, 2011, a catastrophic tornado ravaged the town of Joplin, killing approximately 160 people and destroying nearly 8,000 houses. Some of the Joplin families lost friends, some lost children, and all lost their homes. The Extreme Team will help create seven beautiful homes in just seven days. It's unbelievable. It's unprecedented. And it's going to happen.
The families united at a local park after the tornado, so the team refurbishes that park. They also create a new playground and a poignant memorial site to those volunteers who came to the aid of others during and after the tornado. CVS puts together thousands of emergency supply kits for the community should there ever be another emergency in Joplin. Sears also provides all the essentials to make all the new houses into family homes.
The parents and children from all seven Joplin families are whisked away on a dream vacation to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, while team leader Ty Pennington, designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney and Tracy Hutson, along with Sam Clifton from Millstone Custom Homes, who is lead builder for 21 builders, and approximately 13,000 Volunteers and community volunteers build the structures and work on the local park. Get ready for seven amazing stories about seven courageous families who will get a fresh start once they MOVE THOSE BUSES!