Thanks to former NFL running back Warrick Dunn, one Atlanta single mom received an amazing belated Mother's Day gift on Tuesday.
As a part of his Home for the Holidays program, the former Atlanta Falcon set up Kimberly Kindel -- a mother of three -- with a fully furnished four-bedroom house in southeast Atlanta. Atlanta Habitat for Humanity built the home, and Dunn's organization provided $5,000 in down payment assistance and filled the home with necessities including electronics, linens, kitchen supplies, groceries and lawn and garden supplies, according to a representative from Home for the Holidays. Aaron's Inc. provided the furniture.
Home for the Holidays helps single parents work towards first-time home ownership. The program, founded in 1997, was inspired by his own single mom -- a Baton Rouge police officer who was killed in the line of duty when he was 18 years old.
"Losing my mom at that early age, I knew what her dream was, and to be able to share this moment with another single parent who's providing, and putting her family in a position to be successful long-term for me is -- I can't truly describe the emotions," he told All News 106.7.
But Dunn isn't the only one to lend a hand to single moms in need. In the week leading up to Mother's Day, Habitat for Humanity celebrated their sixth annual National Women Build Week -- an initiative that, according to their website,"brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide."
Watch the video above for more on Dunn's charity and Kindel's new home.
This post has been updated with additional information from a Home for the Holidays representative about the respective roles of the charities.