Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., today announced that DKI Member Company, 281-Flooded of Houston, TX, is a proud participant in the popular ABC Series, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, surprising the Johnson family of Houston, TX
(Wood Dale, IL, October 6,
2010) – Disaster Kleenup
International, Inc., North America's largest disaster restoration contracting
organization, today announced that DKI Member Company, 281-Flooded of Houston,
TX, is a proud participant in the popular ABC Series, Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition, surprising the Johnson family of Houston, TX.
Married 15 years with
backgrounds as youth mentors, Eric and Elaine Johnson became licensed
counselors in 2006 when they realized the African American community was being
overpowered by a seeming epidemic of family disintegration. Parents to five
fun-loving daughters, ages five to fourteen, the Johnson’s began a marriage and
family counseling non-profit called Optimum Lifestyle with the goal of
strengthening marriages in fun, creative ways.
They take inner-city families
to the outdoors to give them a camp-like experience and teach them about
teamwork and trust. Eric is passionate about African American fathers stepping
up to play a larger role in their children’s lives. Their couples’ seminars,
which are provided to anyone in need for either no-charge or a nominal fee,
have possibly saved 1500 marriages and kept countless kids from growing up in
single parent homes.
When the family inherited a
run-down inner city house, they planned to transform it. But the one-two punch
of 2008’s Hurricane Ike and the economic downturn put that dream on hold.
they continued their mission while living in a dangerously dilapidated house. Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition stepped in and worked to replace their house with a
brand new home that allows them to finally be together again in a safe
281-Flooded assisted by
providing drying and cleaning services, including dehumidification and
round-the-clock monitoring and labor, to expedite the drying of the drywall,
primer, and paint in the interior and exterior of the home. The project was
completed the week of July 25, 2010 in Houston, TX.