Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Warrick Dunn recently donated his 173rd home! The retired Buccaneer’s nonprofit, Warrick Dunn Charities, collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to give single mom LaToya Reedy her own fully-furnished space to live.
Dunn and her 18-year-old son, AnTrez Reedy, haven’t had their own home for the past two years. The single mother, who works as a nursing assistant and is living paycheck to paycheck, told the Tampa Bay Times, “I got tired of paying the high rent, and with renting it goes up every month.”
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WDC is happy to welcome recipient #173, Miss LaToya of St. Petersburg, FL, and her son AnTrez, to the Homes for the Holidays family! Special thanks to our generous sponsors @thejume, @cignatogether, & @aaronsinc as well as @habitatpinellaspasco for another great partnership! #WarrickDunn #NFL #GivingBack #Philanthropy #ChangingLives
The increasing cost of housing meant that Ready and her son had to move in with her own mother. Not only were the pair forced to live in a small space, but they had to rotate sleeping on one bed and share one bathroom with five family members.
Reedy’s new two-bedroom, 2,000 square-foot, fully furnished home came courtesy of Dunn’s charity, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, furniture company Aaron’s and Cigna healthcare provider.
The single mom told the Tampa Bay Times, of her new home, “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.”
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