# Good deed

1. Jun 9, 2005

### wolram

in need in the US, This team built two houses for this family, one of them
had been shot four times in a case of mistaken identity by a gang member
and left disabled.
The family was sent on holiday for eight days and on return the houses
had been built, with a host of extras.
I nearly chocked up a few times, but is this true?

2. Jun 9, 2005

### mattmns

The show Extreme Makeover: Home edition? With that one guy and his microphone, Ty Penn-something? If that is the one, then I would say yes, I have watched it a few times, and it seems quite real.

3. Jun 9, 2005

### FredGarvin

Yes that show exists (as bad as it is). Like most things on TV it's done for ratings. If you want to see the same thing done for true charity purposes, look into Habitat for Humanity.

4. Jun 9, 2005

### wolram

I thought it was to good to be real charity.

5. Jun 9, 2005

### primal schemer

Does anyone remember that show 'Challenge Anneka'?? It was on BBC in the early nineties. The lovely bottomed Anneka used to get these tasks to build something for charity in 2 days. Building orphanages and stuff.
She just used to go up to people and say something like "I see youve got a ton of concrete blocks. Give them to me, I am building a childrens hospital" and because the people didnt want to seem greedy, and also because they`d get some product placement on TV they always said yes. It was a pretty class show, even if people only ever remember her ass.

Probably not real charity either, but I think most of the people that built the stuff were volunteers.

http://www.ukgameshows.com/index.php/Challenge_Anneka

6. Jun 9, 2005

### wolram

How can anyone forget Anneka and her ass, i only remember her flying
around in a helicopter and running around finding clues.

7. Jun 9, 2005

8. Jun 9, 2005

### primal schemer

I think there was two shows. One was treasure hunt, and she had to run around finding things. and she then went on to challenge anneka. Conveniently, since she was running most of the time, the camera man was filming her running away from him the whole time in all her lycra glory.

9. Jun 9, 2005