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This episode of MyFixitUpLife is broadcast from the shore in Brooklyn where a community was under 12 feet of water during Sandy.

During this show, now six months later, Rebuilding Together and Meredith magazine editors, along with corporate sponsors and 500 volunteers worked to help 10 homeowners, the volunteer fire station, Kiddie Beach, and other sites in Gerritsen Beach rebuild.

Sandy. Katrina. Joplin. Moore.

Natural disasters are devastating for those on the frontline, and too common on the news that they can be difficult for children to understand. We talk with editors from Parents magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and Everyday with Rachael Ray about rebuilding, how our everyday habits may be changing, and how to talk with kids about tragedy.

We also talk about community service and what CBRE, Lowe's and Philips Lighting is doing to make a difference in the communities they serve.

Plus we don't pass up the opportunity to talk with the experts about the best dimming and efficient light bulb, our favorite new cooking prep tip, and how paint color can change everything in a room.

Tune into this episode on Friday, June 21 at 2pmET.

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