ORANGE YOU GLAD FOR HABITAT?!?
What a game! Clemson’s first National Championship since 1981, and their first victory over Alabama since 1905. Even if you’re not a Tiger fan, you have to be proud of Deshaun Watson, the junior Clemson quarterback who led his team to victory.
Deshaun’s name is added to a list of people who come from humble beginnings to accomplish incredible things. He spent his childhood in a Habitat home outside of Atlanta. Watson’s mother, Deann, raised four kids on her own, the early years spent huddled in a cramped apartment. One day Deshaun brought home a note from Habitat for Humanity. Deann put in 300 hours helping build new houses before they could move in.
Deshaun was 11 years old when he moved into his new Habitat home just before Thanksgiving 2006. He recalls, “I felt grown having my own room. Just having my own bed, not really being squished, not really worrying about someone sneaking up on me, it was a great moment, a special moment.”
We hope you’ll donate to Habitat TODAY to help others like Deshaun have a chance at doing something great! Consider making a tribute gift and we will send a card to Deshaun’s family.
Click HERE to make your contribution, or mail a check to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, 2545 Bohicket Road, Johns Island, SC 29455.
Our vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, the third-oldest Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the world, is an independent, nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that has served its community as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1978 and has provided housing solutions for over 320 local families. We thank supporters that have shared our mission to build simple, safe, decent homes for families that need a hand up, not a hand out.
Women Build, April 1-8, 2017
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