The Military Makeover team will be renovating the family home of the late Chris Hixon, Athletic Director and Wrestling Coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School with national brand partners ABC Supply, Goodman Manufacturing and The Scotts Company. Tune in to Lifetime for the debut on February 14th at 7:30am EST.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In true Military Makeover style, host Montel Williams, cast and crew, special guest WWE Superstar Lacey Evans and equally passionate national brands, give the gift of a beautifully renovated home to Debbi Hixon, wife of the late Chris Hixon. The first episode airs on February 14th at 7:30am EST, the second year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stone Douglas High School. All aired episodes can be found at militarymakeover.tv.
U.S. Navy veteran Chris Hixon, a 27-year veteran (5 active, 22 reserve) who served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield, sacrificed his life on February 14, 2018, when the Athletic Director ran into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and tried to save the lives of students by disarming an active shooter. Hixon is survived by his wife Debbi and their two sons, Thomas and Corey. Chris Hixon received Military Funeral Honors before he was laid to rest at the early age of 49. "He loved being American and serving his country, and he instilled it in his students," said Debbi. Debbi is a 29 year teacher in the Broward County School System and serves as a Magnet Coordinator.
In this season, The Military Makeover team came equipped with donations from generous partnerships that the show cultivates. Brand partners provided floors (Tarkett), roofing (ABC Supply), HVAC system (Goodman Manufacturing), cleaning supplies (Scotch Brite), computers (MyComputerCareer), insulation (Dupont), new kitchen (Allied Kitchen & Bath design, Caesarstone countertops, Omega cabinetry) and furniture (City Furniture). Landscaping was managed by The Scotts Company and a smart irrigation system was installed by Rachio Inc. Other brand partners such Chick-Fil-A fed the crew and Simon Properties treated the Hixon family to a one day Simon shopping experience.
Volunteers from the community and guest WWE Superstar Lacey Evans, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, stepped up to lend a hand in support of the Hixon family throughout the renovation process. The final reveal unites cast, national brand partners and volunteers, creating a literal "community celebration" of support for the change they created together.
"In the nearly three decades since I retired from the Navy, I've never really taken the uniform off because standing up for those who are serving now and those who have served has been the greatest honor of my professional career." - Montel Williams, Host and Co-Executive Producer
"We are so fortunate to be able to cultivate strong partnerships with national brands, non-profits, and local military communities to make each makeover better than the next. Living in South FL, this particular makeover hit close to home and we were honored with the opportunity to help this family." - Mark Alfieri, Founder and CEO of BrandStar
Military Makeover with Montel®, a BrandStar Original, is America's Leading Branded Reality TV Show that offers hope and a helping hand here on the home front to members of our military and their loved ones. A veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy, talk show legend and military advocate Montel Williams, who creatively co-produces the show along with a colorful cast that seeks to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country. The cast includes co-host Art Edmond, designer Jennifer Bertrand and contractor Ryan Stanley. This special series enlists caring companies of all sizes as well as non-profits and the local community. Help starts at home for veterans on Military Makeover. Join us as our makeover team engages to change the living situation – and the lives – of these deserving families. Military Makeover with Montel EPK
Season 21 Air Dates on Lifetime 7:30am EST
Feb. 14th & Feb. 18th – Premier | Episode #1
Feb. 21 & March 26th – Episode #2
Feb. 27th & March 27th – Episode #3
Feb. 28th & Apr. 2nd – Episode #4
Mar. 5th & Apr. 3rd – Episode #5
Mar. 6th – Apr 9th - Episode #6
Mar. 12th & Apr 10th – Episode #7
Mar. 13th & Apr 16th – Episode #8
Mar. 19th & Apr 17th – Episode #9
Mar. 21st & Apr 23rd – Episode #10
SOURCE Military Makeover with Montel Williams