Men's Wearhouse Joins Forces with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to Give One Couple a Dream Wedding
Men's Wearhouse donates tuxedos for tragedy-stricken couple on ABC reality show's series finale
HOUSTON, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Men's Wearhouse has joined forces with ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" by donating tuxedos to help a couple who experienced tragedy realize their dream wedding. Not only will this be the largest build that Ty Pennington and the Extreme Team have completed, building seven homes in seven days, but it will also be the final episode in a series that has run for nine seasons, culminating in its 200th episode.
The couple was among the thousands of people left without a home after tornadoes ravaged the town of Joplin, Mo., in the spring of 2011. With their home being rebuilt, the couple had one last step on the road to recovery: to get married.
On May 22, 2011, as the heart of the storm approached, Scott Ely , Natalie Gonzalez , and her 10-year-old son all huddled together for safety. The force of the storm crumbled their shelter and Scott was pulled into the air. If they survived the storm, Scott vowed, they would get married. Now, nearly eight months later, the couple is getting a new home and the wedding that Scott promised.
Men's Wearhouse Steps Up
"Men's Wearhouse is always looking for ways to support men in need, and when we heard this story, we knew we wanted to help make their wedding dreams come true," stated Sam Stogner , Vice President of Formalwear at Men's Wearhouse. "It's so much more than building a house; it's giving a deserving family a fresh start, and it is an honor to join forces with 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to give back to those who have lost so much."
From tuxedos to suits, Men's Wearhouse is known for its generous giving − most notably, The National Suit Drive. Through this annual drive, gently used business attire is collected and then distributed to disadvantaged men who are struggling to reenter the workforce. "Men's Wearhouse was founded in the belief that every man deserves a good suit, and through our philanthropic outreach, we are making it happen, one man at a time," Stogner said.
The Series' Final Episode
During its nine-season run, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" has helped families and communities around the country and warmed the hearts of countless Americans. The final episode will air on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC television network. Photography and video are available at www.abcmedianet.com.
About Men's Wearhouse
Since it was founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse has become one of the largest specialty retailers of men's apparel in the country, with more than 900 stores carrying a full selection of designer and private-label suits, sport coats, casualwear, and accessories. Today, The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. family of companies includes Men's Wearhouse, MW Cleaners, K&G Fashion Superstore, TwinHill Corporate Apparel, and Moores Clothing for Men in Canada, making it one of North America's leading providers of quality and value in both apparel and apparel care. In addition, Men's Wearhouse operates in a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.menswearhouse.com.
About "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
The Emmy-award-winning reality program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," now in its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor . David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Fridays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET, on ABC.
SOURCE Men's Wearhouse
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