ATLANTA, Ga. (CBSMiami) — In December, former Florida State University football star Warrick Dunn helped the 147th single-parent family buy a home since his Atlanta-based charity started in 1997.
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Dunn established Homes for the Holidays during his first year in the NFL and started Warrick Dunn Charities in 2002. Over the years, the programs have rewarded single-parent families purchasing their first home with complete home furnishings and help with down payments.
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The charities were created in honor of Dunn’s late mother, a Louisiana police officer, who was shot and killed in a robbery when Dunn was just 18. They have reached 147 families in 14 cities across the country including Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Tampa.MORE NEWS: Mural Honoring Gloria & Emilio Estefan Unveiled In Little Havana
Dunn was a standout at FSU and played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.