Extreme Makeover Home Edition Partners with AirSign

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Helping people. That’s what Extreme Makeover Home Edition has been about since its inception. And it's the core motivation behind the remarkable service AirSign has provided since 1996. Soon you will see how they worked together to further this goal.

AirSign flies airplane banners for businesses and individuals.

It's obvious some major setback has brought this family to real need. Then comes the heartwarming climax, seeing the faces of that same family after Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover crew have finished.

Helping people. That’s what Extreme Makeover Home Edition has been about since its inception. Instead of centering on celebrities, the program focuses on needy people and gives them a giant leap forward by providing a brand new home for them in just one week.

“The programs are touching,” one viewer said. “It’s obvious some major setback has brought this family to real need. Then comes the heartwarming climax, seeing the faces of that same family after Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover crew have finished.”

The programs are usually an hour long, though they have had a few two hour super extravaganzas. Most of the people chosen have either suffered tremendous loss, or have been living in less than adequate conditions. Often they have sacrificed to provide basic needs for others. Now it’s time for them to reap the good they have sowed.

“It’s truly an honor to partner with this team,” said AirSign president Patrick Walsh. “They do the work of demolishing a building and then rebuilding it in a week, and we tell the community what’s taking place.”

It’s not surprising that AirSign has been chosen above the competition for this unique honor. Since 1996 they have proven themselves a leader in the design and display of aerial banner and billboard ads and messages. “We aim to please,” Walsh states. “If a customer is not happy with our work, then we do whatever is necessary to fix the problem.”

Advertisements, announcements, invitations are all part of AirSign's assignments. They typically design, print, and display the banner desired. An average banner can be 100 feet long and 50 feet tall. The banner is then flown over a densely populated area multiple times. In that time, the message will be viewed and remembered.

Airing on October 31st, the two success stories will combine to highlight help for the Oregon School of the Deaf. Normally the Extreme Makeover Home Edition crew arrive at a building and surprise its occupants with a "Good Morning" message through a megaphone. On a special day, the surprise was elevated as Airsign was chosen to fly a 50 x 100 foot banner that blocked out the sun saying "Good Morning Oregon School for the Deaf."

“We generally provide aerial advertising and banner towing over beaches, sporting events, and many other large gatherings,” Walsh said. “This one was different. Instead of an ad, it was more of a celebration. We were able to do a small but important part in making it a special day for the school and their community.” AirSign flew the banner announcing the surprise and EMHE rebuilt their school for them.

Be sure to tune in ABC on Sunday night, October 31st and watch for AirSign’s aerial banner. You can also watch it on the Internet at ABC.com.

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