A widowed school teacher finds herself in need of a helping hand. Can Ty and the design crew help her rebuild her home—and her life?
Rochelle Anders has been an excellent first-grade teacher for 29 years. She even received the 2005 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award from Richland Center. Unfortunately, she’s unable to repair the dilapidated home she lives in with her four children.
We learn that Rochelle’s husband died of a heart attack, leaving behind his wife and their kids, Tess, Reid, Drew and Tyler. Now Rochelle finds herself in the daunting position of being unable to repair the peeling roof, crumbling wood siding and ceilings and the damage caused by birds, squirrels and mice living in the walls of her family’s home.
Next we’re heartbroken when it’s revealed that the lone wood-burning furnace in the home was inadequate enough to heat the entire household, and so Rochelle’s children, who range in ages from 12 to 20, had to move in with relatives this past winter.
Enter Ty and his designers, who step in to keep the family together by keeping the house itself together. We actually stood up and cheered when we saw literally hundreds of volunteers and workers and local builder Veridian Homes pitch in to rebuild the Anders-Beatty home.