The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers halfback presented a new home to a single mother and her 18-year-old son. Although Warrick Dunn, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player who has already retired from professional football, has still found a way to spread happiness to the families in Florida. According to Tampa Bay Times, through his nonprofit, ‘Warrick Dunn Charities’, and a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Dunn gifted single mother LaToya Reedy and her 18-year-old son a fully furnished two-bedroom home located in St.
LaToya, who is a 39-years-old single mother of an 18-years-old boy, shared her experience when she walked into the house for the first time. She said, “Being a homeowner now, I can be at home.” Before becoming a homeowner, LaToya was facing a tough difficult situation as she was unable to pay the bills as a nurse assistant. For two years, the mother and son named, AnTrez Reedy, rotated sleeping on the bed in the bedroom they shared at her mother’s house. She said, “I can be at peace. I can bring sweet memories to my house and I can have my family and my friends over. I have a home now, and that’s something that I’ve always wanted for my son, and for myself.” She added, “It’s been a long, hard journey,” “Struggle and sacrifices, but we made it.”
However, it’s not the first time Dunn has supported a single mother into their first home. Dunn’s foundation has presented a home for 173rd times including LaToya. Actually, Warrick Dunn took this initiative to support single mothers after his single mother was fling to demise at the age of 36 during a ro-bbery when Dunn was about to turn 18 years old. Since then, Dunn took the responsibility to take care of his five other siblings.
Earlier, speaking with PEOPLE he said, “You have no choice but to mature.
It wasn’t just about going to school and playing football anymore.” “My life became about five people.” He added, “She was compassionate, she was kind, she was helpful, thoughtful. She was everything that I would want in my wife. I consider my mother to be a superwoman.” According to the Times, “Dunn always leaves a memento in the homes he’s donated that reminds him of his mother — an apple pie, which was her favorite.” Dunn said, “I’ve used this program as therapy.” “Every time I hand over those keys there’s a little piece of my mom and the things she wanted.”
Below are the photos of the persons who got home through Former NFL Player Warrick Dunn
Warrick giving a new home to 11-year-old Deshaun and his family
A young girl who now has her own room, bed and home, thanks to Warrick
Florida State employee Valencia Davis and her two daughters, 7-year-old Prestiona and 11-month-old Prestyn, had quite a surprise on April 13 when they pulled up to their new Tallahassee home. There to greet them was a yard full of friends and family and in their midst, famed football player and philanthropist Warrick Dunn.
Single Mother, Keyona Thompson, Celebrates Easter with Home Full of Aaron’s Furniture, Appliances and Electronics. She stands with Aaron’s Regional Manager, Daniel Stevens (L) and Warrick Dunn (R)