Author: Carleddy Saint Jean, student writer
Release Date: Feb 21, 2013
Alabama State football players recently participated in a community service project to rebuild a home in west Montgomery.
Nearly a dozen Hornets football players helped make a difference in the life of a future homeowner when they painted and completed outdoor repairs and yard work at a home in west Montgomery.
The players worked at the home in the Washington Park neighborhood on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Special teams coordinator/defensive ends coach John Hendrick said it’s important for athletes to volunteer in their community.
“We wanted to teach our players service because in order to master anything you must learn how to serve and to give back to your community,” Hendrick said.
Justin Robinson, a senior tight end, said he didn’t mind spending his Saturday morning helping others.
“I enjoyed rebuilding the home and giving back to the community and meeting new people. Helping out was something positive and a true blessing,” Robinson said.
The home rebuilding project was organized by House To House, a Christian mentoring ministry in Montgomery.
Founded in 2009 as a part of Common Ground Montgomery, a youth development ministry, House to House began by building relationships with the parents of neighborhood youth.
House to House purchases and renovates abandoned homes to address the community’s need for better housing.
For more information, contact House To House at 334-649-1534, or visit their office at 1623 Mobile Road, Montgomery, Ala.