Tree House Business Helps Hurricane Victims & American Red Cross - Nationwide Launch Monday, September 20th at 6:00 am in California. ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Star Dawson Connor Live: Contact Daniels Wood Land, Inc Stuart Weinstein Phone: 416-948-8526 American Red Cross: Jeannie Nix (805) 543-0696

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The public is invited to help launch the tour on Monday, September 20, 2004 at 6:00 AM-Noon, in the parking lot at the Atascadero, California Home Depot. The tour will continue on Tuesday, September 21 at the San Luis Obispo, California Home Depot at 6:00 AM-Noon and will then be at the Pismo Beach, California Orchard Supply Hardware on September 22 from 7:00 AM-Noon

Daniels Wood Land, Inc announces its “Tree House Tour 2004”. The company will tour across the county to raise funds for the American Red Cross disaster relief fund. The tour will culminate with the delivery of a tree house to children who lost their tree house to Hurricane Frances in Jacksonville, Florida. The public is invited to help launch the tour on Monday, September 20, 2004 at 6:00 AM-Noon, in the parking lot at the Atascadero, CA Home Depot. The tour will continue on Tuesday, September 21 at the San Luis Obispo, CA Home Depot at 6:00 AM-Noon and will then be at the Pismo Beach, CA Orchard Supply Hardware on September 22 from 7:00 AM-Noon. Monetary donations will be accepted at each location. The funds will then be presented to the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the American Red Cross.

At each stop, the company will be assembling and displaying the tree house that is being donated to the family in Jacksonville, FL. Also along for the tour will be landscape designer Dawson Connor of ABC’s hit series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Dawson appeared in numerous episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as the design team’s landscape expert.

The recent series of hurricanes that pounded the Southeast left a trail of destruction. Entire towns have been destroyed and even in towns that survived destruction, individual losses reveal the poignant devastation. While images of the massive destruction begin to blur together, a specific loss and the heartache of an individual family brings home the tragedy of these devastating Hurricanes.

Howard Wood, Co-Owner, Daniel’s Wood Land, Inc, was touched by the story of a Jacksonville, Florida family who survived the Hurricane, but lost their children’s brand new play set. Wood had been thinking about a way to help victims of the Hurricanes and the plight of this family presented an opportunity for him to help. Wood manufactures tree houses in Paso Robles, California. He decided to personally accompany a new tree house to the family that lost theirs. “As I considered the trip back to Florida to deliver the tree house, I realized we could make an even bigger contribution to the hurricane victims by collecting funds along the way for the Red Cross disaster relief fund,” said Wood. Wood continued, “On December 23, 2003, our town of Paso Robles and surrounding San Luis Obispo County was hit with a magnitude 6.5 earthquake. Many organizations from across the country as well as the American Red Cross came to our aid. Now another part of our country is in need, and we want to give back.”

Partner John Daniels said, “On the east coast there’re hurricanes, on the west there’re earthquakes, and in the middle there’re tornadoes, but through it all, we’re Americans. We have a tradition of answering when tough times call.”

DWL mapped a route and partnered with the local San Luis Obispo County Chapter American Red Cross to launch the Countywide tour. The “Tree House Tour 2004” gained momentum when the Atascadero Home Depot offered their parking lot as the venue to launch the “Tour”. Successful contacts with Red Cross and hardware stores in the cities slated as stops on the tour have solidified DWL’s commitment to help one family in particular and also help many families through the Red Cross disaster relief fund. Daniels Wood Land, Inc. has currently devoted over $20,000 worth of product, services and hard costs to make the “Tree House Tour 2004” happen. In addition, to kick off the donations, Daniels Wood Land is donating $1000 directly to the San Luis Obispo American Red Cross chapter.

All American Red Cross Chapters -- if you want The Tree House Tour In Your City: Call Now -- we will go to any city enroute to Florida that is in desperate need for money and assistance for hurricane victims.

For more information about how you can help support the “Tree House Tour 2004”, contact Stuart Weinstein at 416-948-8526. Monetary donations earmarked for the “Tree house Tour 2004” may also be forwarded directly to the Red Cross at 225 Prado Rd. #A, San Luis Obispo,

California 93401.

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