In 2011, EIF honored all who have served in our country’s military by teaming up with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Rise and Honor” on Veterans’ Day. The televised special offered a valuable reminder of the importance of Veteran’s Day, telling the stories of several veterans and their families — and the revitalized homes that have helped provide them a new lease on life.
Celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, Jewel and the late Robin Williams came together for the televised special focused on raising money for groups helping our heroes navigate the many tough issues they face after arriving home. The stories of several veterans highlighted the challenges they face along with the strength and skills they have to offer.
Through the televised special, EIF raised awareness of the challenges faced by veterans returning home, and funds for organizations helping address those needs.