Celebrity Real Estate: Ex-Football Player Warrick Dunn Quietly Gives 145 Homes to Single Parents

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Oct 12, 2015 06:00 AM EDT
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TAMPA, FL - 2008: Warrick Dunn of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Tampa, Florida.

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Former football player Warrick Dunn has already given 145 homes (and the number is still on the rise) to single-parent-families through the non-profit Warrick Dunn Charities. Although initially it caught little media attention, things are starting to change.

The charity of Warrick Dunn provides homes for deserving families through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates. The homes are complete with furniture and down-payment assistance.

Black Enterprise said that through Dunn's NFL legacy with philanthropy, he decided to expand his charity work by giving the gift of homeownership to single parents across the nation. The former running quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers has been able to do this charity via the Warrick Dunn Charities, which has already successfully provided at least 144 homes to single parents. The charity has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the endeavor.

According to reports, one single mother not only received a home (that was also equipped with furniture) but a $5,000 gift as well.

The great charity work of ex-football player Warrick Dunn went unnoticed in the mainstream media, although it gave life-changing moments to deserving people.

According to Hip Hop Hangover, via Dunn's Warrick Dunn Charities, he has already successfully given homes to many single moms. This is something not heard of in the media everyday. Warrick Dunn is not after popularity though, he just wants to provide better lives to people who need help.

Dunn made the announcement via Twitter with a picture of the 139th home he gave away to a single mom. His Tweet read: "Family 139th for @WDCharities. Life changing moments never get old. Thankful."

The former football player has dedicated his post NFL career to make a difference in the lives of single-parent-families by helping them achieve the goal of owning a home.

Dunn became the head of the household at the tender age of 18 years when his single mother, Betty Smothers, who was a police officer, was shot and killed by a thief.

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