In our day-to-day work with Firefighters, we kept hearing more and more about budget cuts. With increasingly smaller budgets, firefighters were putting all their limited resources towards life-saving gear and equipment, and–not surprisingly–their firehouses were not the top priority. So back in 2012, we teamed up with Sherwin Williams, Maytag, and FireRescue TV to put together a $15,000 Firehouse Makeover. It was just one small way for us to say ‘Thank You’ to firefighters and make their homes away from home a little more… ‘home-y.’
Well, after months of talking about our Firehouse Makeover, we finally picked a winner! Firefighter Tameka “Ron” Cody of the Thomson, Georgia FD was our first Firehouse Makeover winner. Members of our team–along with Fire Chief Rick Sewell, Thomson mayor Kenneth Usry, members of the City Council and just about every city employee in town–gathered to surprise Ron with the news of his win. From there, the real work got started. Just a few short weeks later, we headed back out to Thomson to reveal the results with the Thomson Community and the famous Maytag Repairman.
Check out the Before and After footage:
We had such a great time working with the Thomson Fire Department renovating their firehouse. We are so grateful to the community for helping us thank these firefighters.
Now it’s time for our SECOND Firehouse Makeover! Next time, it could be YOUR station! To enter to win the next Firehouse Makeover, click here. Our next drawing will be in October 2013. Good luck!