Around-the-clock work begins on Joplin's seven 'Extreme Makeover' homes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | 7:40 p.m. CDT

JOPLIN — When executives with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" contacted builder Sam Clifton about a project in Joplin, he told them it was a great idea but that building a single home wouldn't send much of a message to a community that lost more than 7,000 homes in a devastating spring tornado.