Proceeds from Sale of HGTV's ‘Brother vs. Brother’ Renovated Homes Benefit Rebuilding Together
New York, June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In last night’s epic finale of HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother, the network’s ultimate home improvement and house flipping contest, Property Brother Jonathan Scott was crowned the winner. The four-episode competition series featured fun-filled sibling rivalry as Jonathan and Drew vied to see who could most successfully renovate and resell a Las Vegas fixer upper. The sale of both brothers’ renovated homes yielded a profit of $88,888, which will be donated to the Southern Nevada affiliate of HGTV’s longtime charitable partner, Rebuilding Together, a national organization that transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by providing critical home repairs to improve the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing the communities in which they live.
The donation will be used for much-needed repairs to a facility owned by Transition Services Inc., a Las Vegas non-profit organization that provides meaningful work for adults with developmental disabilities.
“I will never let him live this down because I won the most important season of Brother vs. Brother,” says Jonathan. “The best part of the competition, however, was donating our profits to Rebuilding Together and seeing those funds being put to good use right here in our hometown of Las Vegas.”
Cynthia Baca, executive director of Rebuilding Together of Southern Nevada, added, “Thanks to the generosity of HGTV, Drew and Jonathan, we are able to support the individuals served through Transition Services Inc., by remodeling one of their training facilities to accommodate additional clientele.”
Brother vs. Brother pitted Jonathan and Drew against each other as they put their home renovation and real estate skills to the test. From demolition to sale, the guys buy two Las Vegas fixer uppers and completely renovate every room with their own money. Each week, Jonathan and Drew went head-to-head in a series of home improvement challenges and, to up the ante, the loser of the challenge faced dares such as dancing in an exotic male revue and wearing an embarrassing costume in the middle of a crowded public place. Online visitors to HGTV.com can check out additional behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive extended cuts and uncensored dares captured by Drew and Jonathan’s older brother JD Scott.
“Jonathan beat me fair and square. That’s fine, but that’s this season,” responded Drew. “Next time, mark my words. Jonathan is going down.”
The brothers will next appear on HGTV in the new season of Buying & Selling, premiering on Wednesday, July 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and HGTV.com, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of people in our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Learn more and get involved at RebuildingTogether.org.