Season 6
Slaughter Family
Slaughter Family
Season 6 | Episode 611 | Aired 01/03/2009

A man turns his life around after a run-in with the law and follows a new path to help people who’ve lost their way. But while he strives to aid others in rebuilding their vitality, his own house is caving in around him and his family.

In this episode we meet Frank Slaughter, who was once briefly incarcerated in the same facility where he now works as a corrections officer. We also learn that Frank is now a deacon at the church that helped him get back on track.

This changed man founded a forward-thinking program to rehabilitate inmates by helping to secure employment for them before their release, so that they might contribute to society. Frank uses music and rap to tell stories that will encourage others to stay on track and do the right thing.

As if that’s not enough generosity from the Slaughters, Frank’s wife Tracy mentors single mothers. She also provides care for children, seniors and the homeless at their home, which doubles as a community center.

This family of seven, which has given back so much to their community, now needs a help from Ty and the gang with their home. Their cottage is in poor condition, with one side wrapped in a tarp because of heavy water damage. Next we discover that the other side was battered by a tornado. With only two bedrooms, all five of Frank and Tracy’s children must share a space in one room.

But though the house may be falling in around them, we’re amazed as the Slaughters carry on making the most of their situation. All they need is the heroics from the EM:HE team and the hometown volunteers, and thankfully they get it.


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