Dunedin, FL— In honor of the 10th Anniversary of launching his Foundation, Dunedin High Graduate and Canadian Football League Hall of Fame Running Back, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County to construct two new homes in his homeowner of Dunedin, FL. Pinball was introduced to Habitat Pinellas by longtime supporter, former NFL Running Back and Atlanta Falcons Minority Owner, Warrick Dunn. Mr. Dunn has partnered with Habitat on a number of projects over the years and has generously parented with Habitat Pinellas on this project as well.
The Pinball Clemons Foundation will be sponsoring two Habitat Pinellas homes, both located on Aristotle Street in Clemons’ hometown of Dunedin, while Warrick Dunn Charities will be providing down payment assistance for both families and fully furnishing their homes. The double home dedication will take place on Monday, September 24th at 9am.
Habitat Pinellas Homeowner Candidates, Tiffany Donaldson (323 Aristotle Street) and Torsha Sneed (322 Aristotle Street) have both completed the required 20 homebuyer education classes and are nearing completion on their 350 required sweat equity hours. They will purchase their respective homes with a zero-percent interest loan through Habitat, keeping their mortgage affordable.
“Without collaborations with great organizations like the Pinball Clemons Foundation and Warrick Dunn Charities, stability, self-reliance, and the dream of homeownership for families like the Donaldson’s and Sneed’s would not be possible,” said Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. “We are grateful for both foundations’ commitments to our community and the families we serve.”
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County will dedicate two homes in partnership with Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Warrick Dunn
WHO: Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Warrick Dunn will hand over the keys to Habitat Homeowners, Tiffany Donaldson and Torsha Sneed
WHEN: Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 9:00 am
WHERE: 322 and 323 Aristotle St, Dunedin, FL 34698
About Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has constructed 486 homes for struggling families in Pinellas County, using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat Pinellas homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. For Pinellas County, that translates to as little as $27,000 a year for a family of four. Candidates must also demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat Pinellas to invest 350 to 450 sweat equity hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that home ownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, Habitat Pinellas raises funds through their ReStore, a home improvement outlet where donated household and building items are sold to the public.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, contact 727-536-4755 or visit www.habitatpinellas.org.
About Warrick Dunn Charities
Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc. provides hope and healing to communities through innovative programming inspired by our founder’s life journey. Since 1997, the Homes for the Holidays program has helped 150 single-parents and 405 children and dependents achieve first-time home ownership. Serving single-parent families nationwide, WDC and its partners have helped single parents to combat poverty and hunger and ensure families have basic necessities and comfortable surroundings in order to improve their quality of life. For more information, visit www.wdc.org.