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Sun. 4:19pm: Warren native on 'Extreme Makeover'

December 16, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

A Warren native helps make a family's dream home a reality on the next episode of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition."

The episode, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC-TV, focuses on a home built in Lincolnton, N.C., for the Friday family. Devonda and James Friday have been foster parents to more than 30 children, and they adopted one of those foster children and his four siblings in 2011. In their old home, they were forced to turn the carport of their small ranch-style house into two makeshift bedrooms to accommodate the additions to their family.

The construction of their new home by "Extreme Makeover" was coordinated by Bellamy Homes, a Charlotte, N.C., a building company owned by Frank Hereda and Wade Miller. Hereda, 36, was born in Warren and lived here until his parents, Dan and Dianna DiCenso Hereda, moved to Indiana when he was about 10 years old.

"Wade and I are big into charity," Hereda said. "We do other things in the Charlotte area, and that's what drew us to it. Just the size of this and the opportunity to give back in such a large way."

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