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    http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/view_release.php?id=14589 How A Handful Of Greek Orthodox Church Members Moved Mountains For An Irvington, New Jersey Special
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      How A Handful Of Greek Orthodox Church Members Moved Mountains For An
      Irvington, New Jersey Special Needs Family

      Sunday, May 21: Extreme Makeover Airing Features Family Found Through Greek
      Orthodox Missionary Works

      Media Advisory

      RANDOLPH, N.J./EWORLDWIRE/May 20, 2006 --- Moved to action after hearing
      the story of Beverly Turner and her special needs family repeated by their
      Randolph, New Jersey-based Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Sunday School
      teacher George Moshen, his class of 26 junior high school students of Saint
      Andrew Greek Orthodox Church directed letters accompanied by video footage
      recorded by fellow Sunday School teacher and videographer Ron Jaghab to
      ABC’s television program "Extreme Makeover-Home Edition."

      Producers of the show ultimately selected Turner’s family as its two-hour
      season finale – on Sunday, May 21, the program will air the show reflecting
      how 96 hours after the burned wreckage was torn down, a new, 6,000 square
      foot home was revealed.

      The Saint Andrew church members were driven to do more than simply provide
      basic assistance to the family whose needs were more unique than usual:
      53-year-old army veteran Beverly Turner, herself afflicted with cervical
      cancer, asthma and myasthenia gravis, a degenerative disease that leaves
      her exhausted beyond her years, lost her 1920's era home to fire - a home
      which over 13 years had provided shelter and caring to 18 special needs
      children, some with severe disabilities including a 19 year-old
      quadriplegic girl in diapers using a feeding tube to sustain life and a 19
      year-old autistic boy whose fits of rage at one time cost him his right eye.

      Along with restoring the family with habitable housing, members of four
      Greek Orthodox Churches and the mayor founded the Agape Foundation to allow
      the public in the state of New Jersey to donate money, professional
      services, and other needed items without tax implications for the family.

      The actions by Greek Orthodox church members in helping the Turner family
      are "the first of what will be many of our holy, Catholic, and Apostolic
      church’s mission work in the inner city to show the love of Christ and the
      beauty of Orthodoxy," added Moshen. "We offer our time, talents and
      treasure as good stewards of God’s missionary outreach to a hurting world."

      More information is available by contacting Peter Sedereas at St. Andrew
      Greek Orthodox Church at (973)584-0388.

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      CONTACT:
      Peter Sedereas
      Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
      1447 Sussex Tpk
      Randolph, NJ 07869
      PHONE. 973-584-0388
      EMAIL: info@...
      http://www.standrewgonj.org

      SOURCE: St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
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