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Redondo Beach Mayor Pro Tem John Parsons to honor LAPD Officer Kristina Ripatti and the Spirit of Volunteerism
Redondo Beach, CA: Cornerstone Construction Group is proud to announce that Redondo Beach Mayor Pro Tem John Parsons will honor LAPD Officer Kristina Ripatti and thousands of volunteers from the South Bay, Los Angeles and across the nation who joined Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a custom home for Kristina and her family.
On Sunday, December 10th, hundreds of volunteers will come together with their families and members of the LAPD and Redondo Beach Police and Fire Departments to watch the special 2-hour episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Redondo Beach featuring the Ripatti-Pearce family and the Cornerstone Construction Group team that built a custom home in 106 hours which would typically take up to a year to complete.
Kings Harbor Church, 23915 Garnier Street, Torrance, CA 90505
  • Part 1: 6:00pm - 7:45pm
    • Special presentation by LAPD 1st Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell
    • Special presentation by Redondo Beach Mayor Pro Tem John Parsons
    • Co-Hosting by KTLA's Sam Rubin and KMZT's Laura Brodian
    • Special presentation by the Bradens, Owners, Cornerstone Construction Group
    • Performance by Emmy-award winning singer/songwriter Bob Cheevers
    • Choir performances by the South Bay's King's Harbor Church and Praise Center
    • Award presentations including the President's Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award to Vic and Linda Braden
  • Part 2: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    • Everyone will gather to watch back to back episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Redondo Beach on a large projection screen in the main hall
Special Note to Media:
Due to limited space, Media is encouraged to RSVP with Eric Murga, Beckett & Beckett PR at (626) 791-7954, cell (626) 379-3687 or ericm@beckettadv.com.
Behind-the-scenes fact:
Among the builders usually selected by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for their Emmy-award winning series, Cornerstone Construction Group is uncommon for its size. Frequently, chosen builders are national and multi-national organizations. All are invited to serve pro bono.
Conrad Ricketts, Senior Executive Producer, shared that the builder reflects the show's commitment to "getting back to our roots" by featuring local builders with an unflinching commitment to superior service and leadership that step up to an incredible challenge and come to the aid of a community hero who is an inspiration to us all.
The husband and wife team, Vic and Linda Braden, together with their daughter, Stella Braden Rothluebbers have designed custom homes across the South Bay and remodeled medical facilities throughout Southern California.
Cornerstone Construction Group is a family-owned and operated construction business, started 21 years ago in Redondo Beach by Vic Braden and his wife, Linda. Their daughter, Stella, joined the management team in 1999.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), now in its 4th season on ABC.
The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.
Eric Murga
Marketing Director
Beckett & Beckett Los Angeles
Office: 791-7954 x 12
PR Assistance: Susan Lucas x10

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