Holmes in New Orleans

Season 1 Episode 4

Leader of the Band

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Apr 30, 2009 on HGTV



  • Trivia

    • The following people appeared in this episode to either assist in the construction effort or to recount what life has been like in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:

      Simone Bruni - Demo Diva Demolition; Volunteer recruiter
      Donald Fabacher - Fabacher and Sons Electric
      Jamie Freeman - Assured Plumbing
      Chuck Fromherz - Fromherz Engineers Inc.
      Lloyd and Rosemary Griffin - Lower Ninth Ward residents
      Pastor Douglas M. Haywood - New Israel Baptist Church
      Rusty Higgins - Construction Crew
      Justin Himel - Apex Foam Systems
      Louie Jackson - L. Jackson Jr. Inc.
      Gertrude LeBlanc - Lower Ninth Ward resident
      King Milling - Wetland preservation expert
      Donna Tally - Housing Counselling Manager; The Make It Right Foundation

    • With Pinky's departure, Mike and Damon recruited several local handywomen to try out as replacement workers. They finally hired Rusty Higgins to help complete the construction of Gloria's house.

  • Quotes

    • Donna Tally: I enjoy when people ask me 'What do you do for a living?' I love saying 'I work on the Make It Right project and we are building homes in the Lower Ninth Ward.'

    • Gertrude LeBlanc: One lady thought it was a condo. I said 'No, madam. That's a one-family dwelling.'

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