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In this season of giving, it is always nice to see heartwarming acts of kindness and care for others! The Detroit Lions, in partnership with Warrick Dunn Charities’ Homes for the Holidays (HFTH), recently presented a brand new, fully furnished home to a family in Detroit.
NFL Detroit Lions staff, players, and members of the Detroit Lions Women’s Association had one week to purchase home décor and furnishings and stage them for the final presentation. Detroit Lions partners Gardner White, Meijer and Subway were also on hand to assist with filling the home with furniture, décor and groceries. And it didn’t stop there. Everyone worked together to cover every detail great and small for the family: including bedding and school backpacks for the family’s three children and grandson.
The family arrived on that morning to a large crowd of Detroit Lions staff, volunteers, players, and alumni to welcome them. NFL Detroit Lions players Andre Fluellen, Darryl Tapp, James Ihedigbo, Jordan Thompson, along with alumni Herman Moore and Lem Barney presented the Harris family with a check to use toward the down payment of their new home before handing over the keys. As the family opened the door to their new home, they were immediately brought to tears.
“To see those life-changing moments I think says it all,” said Warrick Dunn of Warrick Dunn Charities. “I am truly blessed to be able to help people who are trying to help themselves.”
About the generous gift, Mom Tory Harris said, “I can’t even put it into words…I can’t even explain it. You don’t think no one would do this for you – you don’t expect this. I am very humbled and touched and thankful.”
The team even had a fully-decorated Christmas tree waiting for them too.
Much kudos to the NFL Detroit Lions for making such a huge difference in the lives of a deserving family and spreading joy this Holiday! Take a look at the Harris family receiving their brand new home here.