19 July 2006

Assembly Required, DIY Network's exploratory half-hour series on prefab homes, provides hope and encouragement with its two-part second season finale "Operation Home Delivery." On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m.), this Assembly Required special documents Habitat for Humanity International's inspirational commitment to rebuilding the lives and communities in the Gulf Coast.

Last November, as the nation continued to reel from news of the far- reaching devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Habitat for Humanity International transformed the National Mall into a framing home factory, with the goal of pre-building 51 new homes - one for every state and the nation's capitol - in just one week.

This special two-part edition of Assembly Required follows the efforts of Habitat construction house leader Jillian Gross, as she leads her team's efforts to pre-build walls for houses in Washington, D.C. and heads down to Thibodeaux, La., to oversee an incredibly ambitious Habitat Blitz Build of one of these prefab homes. In Louisiana, Gross meets the Carringtons, a family devastated by Katrina and scheduled to move into the home. Unfortunate circumstances forced the family to ride out Katrina, and they have been living in a small, unsafe and badly damaged rental ever since. "Operation Home Delivery" captures the motivation and dedication both Gross and her volunteer crew share in creating the Carrington's home in only six days. DIY Network's special Assembly Required: Operation Home Delivery is a compelling story of disaster and triumph, and will take viewers on one of the most emotionally and physically-demanding home builds they'll ever witness.


DIY Network is the television source for the best know-how and how-to when it comes to any type of do-it-yourself project and is one of the fastest growing digital networks. Currently in more than 37 millions homes, DIY is 90 percent original programming across a broad range of categories including home building; home improvement; automotive and boating; crafts; gardening; hobbies; living; and woodworking. DIY's programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. DIY's companion Web site, www.DIYnetwork.com, features step-by- step instructions totaling more than 15,000 projects online and averages over 2.5 million unique visitors per month.


CONTACT: Gary McCormick, +1-865-560-4143, or
gmccormick@scrippsnetworks.com, or Brandii Toby, +1-865-560-3303, or
btoby@scrippsnetworks.com, for DIY Network

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