04/10/09 - A Canadian contractor and host of HGTV Canada’s top-rated "Holmes on Homes," Mike Holmes has built a reputation on fixing the worst home renovation disasters. Not content with tackling his show-related projects, he has also shared his expertise with those in need. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, he provided his skills and his crew to rebuild a home for a family whose house was destroyed.
A two-part Global Television special aired recently, and a six-part HGTV Canada miniseries, which began on April 9, traces Holmes in New Orleans as he builds one of the first prototype homes in the Lower Ninth Ward. Holmes has been working closely with Brad Pitt to rebuild homes and provide hope to New Orleans residents.
Holmes, who started his first contracting business at age nineteen, receives hundreds of emails a week from people asking him for home renovation help. His show, "Holmes on Homes," began in 2001 and is now a huge hit. Outside of Canada, the show airs in the United States on TLC. The popular home improvement program can also be seen in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, and South Africa.
Caring for the Larger World by Helping SOS Children's Villages
Holmes walks the walk. He is not only committed to rescuing people from their home renovation debacles and to reconstructing houses in New Orleans. He also believes in doing what's right for vulnerable children around the world.
He is a proud supporter of SOS Children's Villages—the world’s largest charity devoted to providing loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. SOS operates Children's Villages in 132 countries. Besides offering children the warmth and security of a home, a stable community, and a specially trained SOS mother, SOS also builds schools and clinics that serve the larger local population in need.
Mike Holmes currently sponsors an SOS child and an SOS Children's Village.
Join Mike Holmes in building a solid future for the world's orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child today.