Sal­va­tion Army event rec­og­nizes the re-de­sign of lives — and fur­ni­ture

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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

Kevin Hughes, left, Anna King, Lilly Gal­lardo and Erin Boyd

Martin Peña, left, Tracey-Ann Jar­ret-Peña and April Kirk

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