Werner Electric Supply donated over 2,000 feet of wire to ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition in August to help build a safe home for the Arboleda family in Werner's home city of Neenah, Wis. The “big reveal” aired Sunday, Oct. 17.
Rhex and Claire Arboleda and their five children were living in a tiny, old house. Rhex, an elementary music teacher at a local Catholic school, started a program to fight childhood obesity called “Move to the Groove.” The campaign uses dancing to show kids that exercising can be fun and healthy. In addition to renovating the family's home, the Extreme Makeover crew also transformed an ice cream truck into a mobile hi-tech teaching tool for Rhex to literally pick up and take his message to other communities. Lexington Homes, Green Bay, Wis., joined by thousands of volunteers, built the home in less than five days.
“As part of the northeast Wisconsin community, we are happy to support a well-deserving family,” said Cory Retzlaff, marketing manager, Werner Electric Supply. “From all the employees at Werner Electric, welcome home Arboleda family!”