Outside of the EM mission the Founder, CEO and Visionary of Enchanted Makeovers, wife and mother to four young adults, Terry still finds the time to personally use her talent and passion for helping others in her own community. As a former award-winning interior decorator, she felt very blessed when the City of Taylor, Former Mayor Jeff Lamarand and Home Depot asked her in the Summer of 2013 if she would volunteer her time to transform the houses they renovate & donate to Veterans of War and their families into "Homes". It was an instant YES!
Through her work in homeless shelters with Enchanted Makeovers, Terry is well aware of the issues some veterans face everyday. While flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a challenge- HUD estimates that 62,619 veterans are homeless on any given night Female veterans are two to four times more likely to be homeless than non-Veteran females and over one-third of homeless female veterans have disabilities. Over 74% screen positively for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome which makes it so important to have a nurturing environment while living in a shelter.
Terry strongly believes in serving her community and urges others to get involved in their communities by using their time and talent.
Holcomb, a Kennedy High School Graduate and former Marine who served in combat action in Afghanistan, and on a humanitarian mission in Haiti.
Thank you Susan Butler from Texas for your generous monetary support so I could purchase treasures for the house! God Bless You!
Thank you Mayor Rick Sollars for your support and sharing your heart the day of the Big Reveal. Very Special!
Thank you Desann Collins, Founder of Design by Desann in Ohio for volunteering your time to help set up the house into a Home. Love you my Dear Friend!
Thank you Tony Belcoure from Simply Your Move Real Estate for volunteering your time to help set up the house. Your wife is a GEM! Lunch was great and everything was ironed so nice! :)
Thank you Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters for your wonderful help in hanging all the curtain rods, blinds and accessories. You Rock!
Thank you Carol Stenstrom for making a beautiful quilt and writing a letter to Former Marine Christopher Holcomb! You're a Sweetheart!
Thank you Britni Wilson, Founder of InspireSomebody Photography for your amazing photographs of the transformation and the Big Reveal Day! Your heart & talent is truly a gift to the world!
The first home was presented to the Hicks Family on October 30th, 2013. Hicks, a decorated Veteran, and his wife, Alberta, have four daughters and have adopted two special-needs children, in addition to being foster parents for 29 children over the course of their 41 years of marriage.
Thank you to my friends Jennifer Barry, Angela Newman and Shelly Bahr for your monetary donations so I could shop for this makeover.
Thank you to my friend Desann Collins, the Founder of Design by Desann in Ohio for donating your time to help set up the house into a home and donating to the makeover.
Thank you to my friends Nicole and Gavin Ulin for donating your time to help set up the house into a home.
Thank you to my friend Britni Wilson, Founder of Inspire Somebody Photography for donating your time and capturing amazing photos.