The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has teamed with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPPA) to help those in need through Touchdown for Homes. “NAHB’s home builder members are honored to partner with former NFL players to provide children, families and veterans with safe, comfortable housing opportunities,” said Jerry Howard, NAHB’s president and CEO. With donated materials and volunteers from building industry suppliers including Lowe’s, Mohawk Flooring, and Mid-South Building Supply, former Pro Bowl stars Isiah Robertson and Jerry Norton helped build a home for an elderly woman and her family. This home marked the thirteenth project for the NFLPA chapter in Dallas, where the collaboration began. “Giving back to the communities that gave them so much support during their playing careers is a primary objective of our former player chapters,” said DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFLPA. Other projects in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Knoxville, TN, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Los Angeles have either begun or are in the planning stages.
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