On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado blew through the center of Joplin, MO killing approximately 160 people and destroying nearly 8,000 homes. In October, ABC’s Extreme Makeover came to town to begin its biggest build ever, 7 homes in 7 days for 7 families. To accomplish this, a team of local builders was assembled to help the Joplin community and give homes to the 7 families.
Jason was tasked with leading the build on the “Bohemian Home” for Scott Ely and Natalie Gonzalez along with their son Augie whose life was saved by a bicycle helmet he was wearing. Over 13,000 volunteers and thousands of skilled workers came together to build 7 homes, as well as refurbish Cunningham Park. The build was a great success and the Elys’ have been enjoying their new home (Scott and Natalie got married while at Disney).