Former Bucs star helps Tampa single mother get new home
In 1993, Warrick Dunn lost his mom. She was a police officer in Baton Rouge, La. Warrick would immediately become the leader of his family.HT: Curbed
The former Florida State University Seminoles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers star knows what it's like to grow up in a family that needs stability. That's why, for nearly the last two decades, he's been helping single-moms find forever homes.
"Congratulations," Dunn said, handing over the keys to a new home in Seminole Heights to Xeniya McBroom.
Dunn's charity, along with Habitat for Humanity, helped make this dream happen for McBroom and her 2-year-old daughter. Dozens of people gathered to surprise McBroom with a house she may have never gotten without the help of Dunn and Habitat.
"Thank you to all the volunteers from Habitat for giving me an opportunity to own my own home," she said. "I'm very excited about moving in and making it my home. Thank you everyone."
Dunn has now given away 145 homes in the last 18 years, spread out among 13 different markets. It was a mission he embarked on during his first year of pro football....MORE
Clarification: The home is not free to McBroom, it was sold on a zero-interest loan with a $5 G downstroke provided by Dunn. Payments go to Habitat to build more homes.The furnishings are hers to keep.