Clemson Tigers continue to dedicate time to the Habitat mission during their busy football season.
While attending Clemson University, I remember volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in the community. I also remember wondering why so many volunteers at the job site that Saturday seemed so large. It turned out that the the young men volunteering alongside the other students that day were the entire Clemson football team! The team seemed to care as much about helping this family own their own home as the rest of us and that made an impression on many of the students working on the build that day.
The Tigers have continued to do just this for many years now, sacrificing their off-Saturdays during football season to work alongside their fellow students to try and make their community a better place to live – for everyone. The team’s quarterback Deshaun Watson grew up in a Habitat for Humanity home in Georgia which he states had a huge impact on his future. It allowed him to focus on his studies and athletics during high school and then go on to take Clemson to its second title game in as many years.
As a Clemson Tiger, I’m proud of what this football program has accomplished. But I’m even prouder of the work that Habitat for Humanity has done for the Habitat homeowners’ children like Deshaun Watson.
We truly don’t know what God has in store for each Habitat homebuyer and their children, but it is clear that the impact of homeownership on Habitat families and their communities is immense!
Thank you for supporting Habitat for Humanity, and Go Tigers! Good luck at the national championship!
Here’s a recent story about Deshaun Watson and Habitat for Humanity from Associated Press.