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Aug 09

Liquidation.com Joins Forces with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Rebuild Washington, DC’s The Fishing School

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Liquidation.com, the leading online marketplace for surplus goods, and a division of Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDTNews), is excited to announce it is donating and installing equipment for the new The Fishing School’s (TFS) state-of-the-art computer lab as part of the life-changing makeover of the school for underserved youth. The Emmy Award-winning reality TV series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE) will storm the nation’s capital this week to begin filming its upcoming seventh season and announced today that The Fishing School (TFS), a youth development center located in Northeast Washington, DC, has been selected for an extreme makeover.

TFS is a nationally-recognized youth development organization that provides children and families with academic and parental support through its community-based centers located in Washington, DC. The philosophy of TFS is inspired by the adage, “If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will feed himself for a lifetime.” Liquidation.com is helping TFS in its mission by empowering children and youth (ages 6-12) to open doors to limitless possibilities through the donation of 20 desktop computers, three laptop computers, two printers and a 52-inch flat screen television, as well as the set up and installation of the equipment.

“Our participation in this event is aligned with our core values of ‘doing well and doing good’ in order to have a positive global impact on our clients, our community, and the environment. We are honored to partner with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to enable lifelong, trajectory changing learning experiences for these deserving students,“ said Bill Angrick, Chairman and CEO of Liquidity Services, Inc.

“As an innovative e-commerce company, we believe the power of technology will help students of The Fishing School achieve academic success, learn life skills, and help them achieve their hopes and dreams,” added Cayce Roy, President of Liquidation.com.

Since 1990 The Fishing School has helped more than 2,500 students through academic after school and summer programs. Upon completion of the EMHE rebuild, TFS will be able to provide a larger number of children with access to the school in addition to offering enhanced learning opportunities.

As Ty Pennington, his EMHE crew and hundreds of volunteers race against the clock to demolish and rebuild TFS in just seven days, visit www.liquidation.com/extrememakeover for more details on Liquidation.com’s involvement during the build and to see the finished school after the show airs later this fall. The official airdate has not yet been determined by ABC.

About Liquidation.com

Liquidation.com, a Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDTNews) marketplace, is the premier online auction marketplace for the bulk purchase and sale of surplus business assets. Offering new, used, returned and surplus goods from major national retailers, manufacturers, small businesses, and wholesale clubs, Liquidation.com provides small and medium-sized businesses unprecedented access to a continuous supply of top-quality merchandise for resale. More than 1.2 million professional business buyers source the widest variety of products across 500 categories ranging from new consumer electronics to used capital assets to returned/overstock apparel. For more information please visit www.liquidation.com and www.liquidityservicesinc.com.

About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.