Kids of Couple Killed in Superstorm Sandy Get Home Makeover

Reality home improvement show unveiled new digs for family Tuesday.

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By Jason Koestenblatt

Mendham, New Jersey
– Rich and Beth Everett were killed by a felled tree the night Superstorm Sandy made landfall. They were driving with their two sons when a towering arbor crashed down on front of the vehicle, instantly killing the parents.

In the 15 months since, surrounding communities have done their best to ease the pain of the couple's four children – Zoe, 20, Talia, 18, Theo, 15, and Pierce, 12.

Now, according to a report on dailyrecord.com, NBC's home improvement show "George to the Rescue" has pitched in to help the kids with home repairs they could not handle themselves.

The kids spent three weeks at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown while the renovations were made, and had the upgrades unveiled to them on Tuesday, the report said. 

The show's season premiere is scheduled for March 22, the report said, and the Everett's makeover is scheduled for the opener, but could change.

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CT February 07, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Brett - I really hope the Patch succeeds. A lot of business experts (I am not one) believe they started too big. The Patch originally started in most of the country, and some believe they should have started small, focussing on a few towns and then grow from there. Let's hope they find the right voice. I believe NJ is ripe for their success. We are underserved by NY/Philly news markets.
Brett February 07, 2014 at 10:09 AM
I don't mean this to be negative (and God knows I don't want to upset Patricia) but I have no more allegiance to the Patch than I do any other publication, restaurant, car company, or anything else. If something changes into something else it may no longer be useful - and there would be no use (to me) to a Patch that simply regurgitates news stories that are already available on far more advanced sites. The idea of a site for truly local information was very appealing to me as it was a way to read what's happening in my neighborhood: crime, new restaurants, zoning, schools, etc. My hope is something else will come along that does just that. Anyone with access to a computer has access to the rest of the world at their fingertips.
Liberty February 08, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Well, Chester-Mendham is "right next door" and I see nothing wrong in reporting this story about the after-effects of a storm that hit ALL of us. The Patch does report our very local news, but sometimes there's not a lot out there, so going a couple miles down 24 is not earth-shaking. If it doesn't suit your needs--unsubscribe, simple solution. Not like it's costing anything....
JTTPW February 08, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Respectfully, Liberty, this is in our local Patch, 3,000 miles away, in California. I read Patch, or at least used to, to find out what's going on on Main St., not your street, and you probably don't care who is speaking at our library, what restaurant is opening, or closing, down the block from me, etc. Patch seems to have lost it's reason for being. Thank you.
Brett February 08, 2014 at 04:01 PM
Liberty - I'm thousands of miles away too. If I were local to this issue like you I wouldn't see a problem with the story either. We're having our own issues where I live related to schools, the formation of cities, crime,etc. that I doubt you'd want to read about on a site that's presented itself as a way to stay in touch with what's happening in your neighborhood.


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