Salvation Army event recognizes the re-design of lives — and furniture
Famed HGTV star David Bromstad has been tapped to host the “Red Shield ReDesign Bash” Oct. 18. The evening of fun, food and great design will feature the creations of 25 re-designers who have volunteered to turn trash into treasures as a way to help homeless families turn their lives around. Re-designers include professional interior designers, a furniture designer, talented HGTV “designer wannabes” and Bromstad fans who love good design and creative challenges.
Kimberly Dees, an avid re-designer, loves refreshing furniture and home décor pieces found at local thrift stores.
“When I found out that The Salvation Army was putting together a committee to plan this event with the potential to have David Bromstad as the host, I immediately signed up,” said Dees, a member of the event planning committee. “Vintage is so in right now, and you can find some great pieces from thrift stores to mix in with your newer pieces of furniture. Whenever my husband starts to complain about all my thrifty purchases, I remind him how inexpensive a hobby it actually is and how I’m doing my part to not only help out a charitable organization, but also save things from going into a landfill.”
Bromstad will judge the redesigned pieces before the event and offer his favorite five at a live auction during the evening. The remaining pieces will be sold through a silent auction. Besides the creative and original pieces offered for auction, Bromstad is donating one of his paintings for sale.
The evening will also include a brief talk by a formerly homeless client who successfully “re-designed” her life with the help of The Salvation Army.
“We are deeply grateful for the efforts and talents of our volunteers in putting this event together for the benefit of The Salvation Army,” said Luis Viera, The Salvation Army area commander captain.
According to board member Diana Verity, “The ‘Red Shield ReDesign Bash’ is going to be an event to remember. We are challenging 25 individuals to find dilapidated pieces and redesign them into something beautiful.”
The bash will take place at The Venue, 2345 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and can purchased at www.salvationarmybroward.org.
Traci Miller, left, Lisa Scott-Founds and Kimberly Dees
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