by Linda Franklin The Real Cougar Woman
Michelle Obama will be filming a segment for Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She will join the Makeover crew as they build a two-story boarding house and resource centre for destitute female veterans. It's called the Steps and Stages Jubillee House. This effort is linked to the 'Joining Forces' initiative that she began with Dr. Jill Biden in the Spring.
Barbara Marshall, a 15-year Navy veteran who runs the non-profit shelter which provides transitional and permanent homes, has been recruiting local construction workers and volunteers over the past week.
Marshall, a former chaplain, has accommodated hundreds of women since opening the complex a little over a year ago – unsurprising given that the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.