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A&E's "Disaster Guy" rebuilding in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- A production crew from A&E's "Disaster Guy" is shooting in Cleveland. Within a couple of weeks an elderly couple will have a new home.  

The host of the show said it's about finding people that have been through the unthinkable and making life thinkable. He's been in the construction business for 25 years, and says finally he's found a job that is more than just a paycheck.

"My mission in life is to take the unbearable in life and make it bearable. Let's take the devastation the nightmare, and in record time bring you back home to paradise," said host of the show Steve Frasher.

The April 27th storms took everything from Betty and Jerry Morris. "Disaster Guy" executive producer Jon Grosskopf felt obligated to help.

"This is where the entire family would congregate on special occasions, and to have lost it all was a huge blow to not just Jerry and Betty, but to the extended family," said Grosskopf.

More than 100 workers and volunteers will have the home back up within a few weeks.

Frasher who doesn't seem to take breaks says it's hard to pick one home when there's so much destruction.

He said he often has to convince families it's ok to accept help. The Morris' were no different, "these people are givers not takers, it was very hard for them to allow me to give to them. But we're fortunate they let me do it."

Frasher said each finished product is like Christmas morning to him, it takes his crews a few weeks to wrap the present. The end result never lets him down.

"For them to come home to something that quickly, they're blown away. It blows me away every time. It's like pinch me am I sleeping. Nope you're not. You're home," said Frasher. 

This house will be done in a few weeks, and we'll bring you updates along the way. The show airs this fall.

If you want to volunteer your time or work email Connie Wright at chwright52@yahoo.com

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