Jonesboro, GA [November 22, 2016] – Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity teamed up with Warrick Dunn Charities for the surprise of a lifetime. When Rickita pulled up to her new Habitat home on the morning of November 22, she thought she was just going to have a simple Home Dedication with Southern Crescent Habitat volunteers, her family and her friends. But she knew something was going on when she saw over 60 people in her front yard as well as a dozen cameras and different news crews.
Rickita walked into her home and found out that Warrick Dunn furnished her entire home for their “Home for the Holidays” initiative, free of charge, just in time for the holidays! Many tears were shed, and we thank them from the bottoms of our hearts!
We would also like to thank the wonderful people who worked on Kita’s home, including our construction team, the Atlanta Dream WNBA team, educators and administrators from the Fulton County school system, students from Clayton State University, and our Grey Ghosts.
About Warrick Dunn Charities
Warrick Dunn Charities is a a 501(c)(3) recognized nonprofit that has helped single parents and children thrive academically, socially and economically. Warrick Dunn, former all-pro running back and philanthropist, began “Homes for the Holidays” during his rookie season in the NFL to honor his late mother, Betty Smothers. Ms. Betty was a Baton Rouge police officer and single mother who was killed while working an off-duty assignment.
About Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity
Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity (SCHFH) helps low income families find opportunity, stability and improve their quality of life. SCHFH helps build stronger families and neighborhoods through homeowner education which includes financial literacy and by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive, affordable homes and to repair existing homes. SCHFH has created opportunities for hard working people to own an attractive and affordable home. To qualify they must have a stable job with a 2-year tenure, spend more than 1/3 of their monthly income on rental housing, meet income requirements and invest 300 hours in sweat equity (building homes) and home ownership education (financial and home maintenance). SCHFH has helped over 300 families in South Atlanta, and would like to invite you to be apart of our mission to double that by 2020.