Community Support for Extreme Home Makeover

By Brett Melson Monday, November 14, 2011

In October of 2005, Harvard Business Services incorporated a small nonprofit organization with the unusual name of “Jusst Sooup Ministries, Inc.”   Dale Dunning, founder of Jusst Sooup Ministries,  has been making soup in her kitchen and distributing it as she could to the needy and hungry in Sussex County, Delaware.

After making about 950 quarts of soup a week on her four burner stove in her own small kitchen, often using her own money, Dale distributed her meals in a tan RV to various locations in the county.  Mrs. Dunning is a Jefferson Award Winner in Delaware, People Magazine featured  her in Jan 2009 and named her  a “Hero in Hard Times.”

On Aug 22 another large vehicle pulled up outside the small church hall where she was going about her work of preparing to feed the needy.  That vehicle was the famous bus from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”  Host Ty Pennington and his film crew were there to announce that she had been selected to be the recipient of a 7,000 –square-foot complex comprising a house, guest house, large soup kitchen, outdoor pavilion and eating area and storage shed.  Along with the Makeover crew, local businesses, along with an army of volunteers, worked day and night to complete the complex and garden by the revealing date of Aug 31 (postponed two days because of hurricane Irene barreling through during the week!)  ABC will air the build as a two-hour Thanksgiving show Friday, November 18.

Because of the cost of maintaining the magnificent complex, local business sponsors, Schell Brothers, established an endowment fund to help the Dunning family maintain the cost of the home in future years.  Harvard Business Services is happy to be of help by providing free registered agent service for the life of Jusst Sooup Ministries, Inc.

Make sure to tune in Friday Nov 18th

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