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In its wrap-up of good deed events in Franklin County, Vir. for 2012, The Franklin News Post reports two of the stories are housing related. In Jan. 2012, Ply Gem Inc. in Rocky Mount donated the exteriors to seven new homes that were featured on ABC TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” In that episode, seven homes were built in seven days in Joplin, Missouri where the tragic tornado of May 22, 2011 wreaked death and destruction. In addition to the $330,000 value of the materials, Ply Gem sent 50 associates to the site to assist in the project, some from the Rocky Mount facility. The second event, as MHProNews reported Dec. 17, 2012, was the contract with Cavco Homes, Inc.’s plant in Rocky Mount to provide 30 manufactured homes for a foundation named in honor of a fireman who died at the Twin Towers on 9-11. Fifteen of the homes shipped before Christmas to New Milford, Conn. to house Staten Island, NY survivors of Hurricane Sandy who were willing to relocate and have a free place to live. Cavco discounted the homes by $300,000.

(Photo credit: Stacey Hairston/The Franklin News Post–Cavco Homes in Rocky Mount, VA)

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