"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" traveled to Lewes, Delaware to surprise the Dunning family with the door knock that can change lives.
Dale Dunning founded "Jusst Sooup" while she was in Bible College, starting off with a crock-pot and a hot plate to make soup for her classmates after theology class. Today Dale, along with husband Ken and son Brooks, wakes up at 2:00 a.m. every day to provide meals at 17 soup kitchens for those in need across the state of Delaware.
The Dunnings have been living in a rental home that is basically a converted storage facility for "Jusst Sooup." But they store massive amounts of food, and their small home can't contain it all. Their dream is to create the "Jusst Sooup Ranch," which would be a house the Dunnings could move into and where they could run a large-scale kitchen to feed needy families across the state. It would also be a place that provides shelter, food and support for families in need, helping them get back on their feet and enabling them to then invite other families to take their place in micro-homes on the property. Dale envisions "Jusst Sooup Ranch" having a garden, crops and a small farm to provide food.
To help raise funds for "Jusst Sooup," "EM: HE" designers Michael Moloney and Paige Hemmis appear with host Meredith Vieira as contestants on the hit game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" in episodes airing THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 and FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18. Check local listings or go to www.millionairetv.com for time and channel. Meredith Vieira joins the celebration and appears on Friday's episode of "EM: HE" to surprise the Dunning family with a Millionaire check. Additionally, celebrity chef Michael Symon from ABC's "The Chew" comes to the table with a "Jusst Sooup-erb" surprise for the Thanksgiving feast.
Ty Pennington and "EM: HE" designers Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Sabrina Soto, John Littlefield, local builders Schell Brothers and community volunteers helped build the new "Jusst Sooup Ranch."