Cali Agents Appear In Three National TV Episodes
Who doesn’t love a good makeover?
Editor’s Note: In our current reality of social distancing, seeing photos of people shoulder to shoulder is a bit jarring. The episodes described in this story were filmed well before the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced. State Farm and its associates continue to do good in these trying times, just as we always have.
Deon Joseph and Greg Owens have both spent significant amount of time on Skid Row, the notorious 50-block area of East LA.
Deon, an LAPD officer, and Greg, a State Farm® agent, just crossed paths for the first time, but not in one of America’s most condensed homeless populations where they both volunteer. Instead, on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE).
HGTV’s EMHE returned this February with 10 new episodes highlighting great stories, inspiring volunteers and mind-blowing home renovations for families who give back to their communities.
State Farm is teaming with EMHE in three episodes, where agents are giving their time to help these amazing families.
The season premiered on Feb. 16 with the Mosley family from Bakersfield, Calif. Jessica Mosley, a social worker and single mom of two, welcomed three additional teens who were deemed “unadoptable” into her family and home. Bakersfield agents Elizabeth Lehr and Darlene Denison and their teams helped the Mosley family update their home. Elizabeth and Darlene were both single mothers who believe in helping their communities.
On the March 22 episode, you met Pedro Juaregui, a SoCal military vet whose new mission is to help other veterans re-enter society. His family was the recipient of the home makeover.
Local agents Maritza Gonzalez and Damian Useda were compelled to volunteer their time to help the Juaregui family. Maritza’s husband is a veteran and knows firsthand the sacrifice of military families. Damian, a 23-year Army reserve veteran, served three tours in Kuwait. Both agents and their teams helped give the military family the home of their dreams.
Don’t forget to tune into HGTV on April 5 at 9 p.m. ET to catch Greg volunteering with his State Farm team. Not only is he an agent but also a neighbor and a chaplain who has long volunteered to help the homeless of Skid Row.
The new 10-episode season of EMHE features new host Jesse Tyler Ferguson and guests including: Anthony Anderson, Derek Hough, Ty Pennington, LeAnn Rimes, OWN’s Laila Ali, Food Network’s Tyler Florence and HGTV stars David Bromstad, Tamara Day, Tarek El Moussa and Jasmine Roth.