I usually watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, not religiously but once in a while. I like the show's premise: find a deserving family and give their house a complete makeover. Wait, it's not a really a makeover since the crew tears up the old house and completely build the family a new house. Anyway, I read online that one family this show helped is now in foreclosure. What the heck happened? Apparently, the Harper family of Lake City, Georgia used the two-story home as collateral for a $450,000 loan. They used the money to start a construction business that failed. Now, the people who volunteered time and money to build the house are understandably upset. The volunteers, which included the Mayor are less than thrilled about the family's bad financial decisions.
I also read that the employees of the construction company and other businesses also raised $250,000 in contributions for the family, including scholarships for the couple's three children and a home maintenance fund.
This is not the first time that a family that was on the show made bad decisions. Last year, I remember reading about another family from Extreme Makeover. That time, the family who took in their friend's children decided that they don't want the kids to live with them anymore. The kids sued and said that the reason why the family received the home makeover was because they took them in. It is a messy thing.