(PRWEB) February 17, 2014
It took more than 500 contractors, 7,500 volunteer hours and 29 tractor trailers to make Give Kids The World’s (GKTW) “Extreme Village Makeover” a tremendous success. GKTW followed the lead of its partner, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, to renovate 88 villas in a magical two week period in January 2014.
“With the Village being 25 years old this year, 88 of our villas were in urgent need of upgrades and repairs,” said Pamela Landwirth, GKTW president. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of countless corporations, individuals and volunteers groups, we were able to complete the renovations so our precious wish families will all be able to enjoy a beautiful, welcoming home away from home.”
“It took so many people and an incredible amount of construction materials and equipment, we thought it would be interesting to put together an ‘Extreme Village Makeover’ by the numbers infographic to give everyone a mental picture of what a project like this entails,” said Michael Bausman, GKTW director of facilities resources. Click here to see the EVM recap video: http://support.gktw.org/site/TR?fr_id=1090&pg=entry.
For information about Give Kids The World’s Extreme Village Makeover and how you can help, visit http://support.gktw.org/site/TR?fr_id=1090&pg=entry. Additional details about Give Kids The World can be found at http://www.gktw.org.
About Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 127,000 families from all 50 states and 75 countries. Visit http://www.gktw.org for more information on GKTW and its mission. For our latest news, visit Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and follow our blog at http://www.givekidstheworld.org/blog.