Adubato went on-location to the 2017 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City to chat with Andersen. “We have a deaf community that is really spread out all over the country,” Andersen says of the importance of learning American Sign Language.
Andersen also tells Adubato that Ocean City has become known as a “deaf-friendly town,” with students learning to sign. This creates a feeling of comfort, which strengthens the entire community.
“I like to say that it’s a human interest show with a home improvement angle,” Oliphant says of “George to the Rescue.” On the show, he is paired up with contractors and designers to rescue the homes of deserving people.
“A lot of times, we like to help people who help others,” he states. “We just want to do something for them that they aren’t able to do for themselves.”