4 News Now's Extreme Team is dedicated to making a difference in our local community. That's why they are partnering with BECU this year and are working together for an even greater Spokane!

The Current Extreme Team project: Partners With Families & Children

Our call for entries, asking our community: what organizations need the volunteer help and ingenuity of the Extreme Team, identified Partners with Families & Children as a local non-profit agency deserving of help! In partnership with BECU, The Extreme Team (Mark Peterson and many volunteers!) will be creating a serenity garden to help both the families and staff at the agency.

Partners with Families and Children prevents, interrupts and repairs cycles of abuse and neglect within families. They have been serving the Spokane community for 30 years and have seen a 40%+ increase in demand for their services from the Children's Advocacy Center in the past year alone. The rise in family stress, addiction and homelessness, causes children to become our community's most helpless victims. A new larger building was recently purchased to bring more services under one roof, but landscaping and an inspirational garden area to meet therapists and groups was put on hold after other repairs took precedence. Through the Extreme Team, sponsors and donations, the garden will become a reality for children and families to go for healing and rejuvenation.

If you'd like to donate to the Partners with Families project you can DONATE HERE.

The Fall Extreme Team project: Rescue4All

You Voted! We accepted your nominations for the next Extreme Team project and the chosen project is: Rescue4All, a dog shelter that does not turn away any canine in need. Fully operated by volunteers with a facility in need of an Extreme Team Makeover! Follow the Extreme Team on Facebook for updates and progress on this project!

If you'd like to donate to the Rescue4All project you can DONATE HERE.

You can also visit any BECU branch to learn how you can help!

The Extreme Team July project: helping Dria's Wish come true. Many local companies contributed to make something so very special for a deserving child.

Meet Dria, an adorable 4 year old with SCIDS, which means her immune system is basically non-existent. Dria isn't able to go to school, or see anyone other than doctors and immediate family. What Dria wants for her Wish is the same thing ANY four-year-old wishes for: to play outside. Dria's doctors have approved an outdoor play area using Astroturf and concrete. Now that summer is upon us, we are ready to get going on this Wish. Follow our Facebook page for updates and if you'd like to donate to the Wishing Star Foundation email info@wishingstar.org 

Thank you to all who helped with the Dria's Wish Project Including:

Thank you to BECU and their partnerhip with the 4 News Now Extreme Team. Visit BECU to learn more about how a BECU membership can help the Wishing Star Foundation.

PAST EXTREME TEAM PROJECTS

  • PHOTOS: The Extreme Team builds a safe backyard for a child with rare disorder
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    PHOTOS: The Extreme Team builds a safe backyard for a child with rare disorder

    Five-year-old Dria was diagnosed with complete DiGeorge syndrome, meaning she has practically no immune system. The Extreme Team is coming together to build her a safe backyard, so she can play outside like a kid!

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  • Extreme Team: Diamonds and Dreams 2019

    Extreme Team: Diamonds and Dreams 2019

    The Extreme Team, with support of our local hometown Chevy dealers, refurbished the Deer Park Sports Complex this spring in the 2019 Diamonds & Dreams project.

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  • Behind the scenes of Making Spirits Bright
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    Behind the scenes of Making Spirits Bright

    Mark Peterson, The Extreme Team, and other volunteers are busy setting up the light show in Cowley Park across from the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Check out some behind the scenes looks from the project!

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  • Making Spirits Bright set-up
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  • Making Spirits Bright Extreme Team Project

    Making Spirits Bright Extreme Team Project

    Mark Peterson and the KXLY Extreme Team are once again “Making Spirits Bright” and bringing cheer to the kids at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital by lighting up Cowley Park for the holiday season. Every year, KXLY's Extreme Team helps children in the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital have a happy holiday season by decorating the park just across the street with festive lights.

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  • Spokane Valley VFW Extreme Team Makeover
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    Spokane Valley VFW Extreme Team Makeover

    Mark Peterson and the KXLY Extreme Team are renovating the Spokane Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1435 so they can better rent the facility and support their programs and Veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been supporting veterans, service members and their families since 1899 by providing community and advocacy. Renovations to the VFW Post 1435 include updating the entryway, dance hall, and service corridor.

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  • KXLY Extreme Team Project: Green Bluff Grange
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