Another national championship for the Alabama Crimson Tide means another home for a deserving Tuscaloosa family.
According to report from Kelvin Reynolds of WBRC in Tuscaloosa, Nick Saban’s foundation, Nick’s Kids, with the help of Habitat for Humanity, is funding the building of a house for a local family. It will be the 17th Habitat home made possible by Nick’s Kids, one for every Crimson Tide national championship.
“From a fan’s perspective and from this perspective, it’s just overwhelming,” said Donna Smith, whose family is the recipient of the latest house and is two months from moving in. “It’s just amazing this happens. It’s such a blessing for families. I know it’s definitely a blessing.”
Smith’s son Andrew was born with spinabifida and makes use of a wheelchair to get around. As a result, the Smith’s new home will be the first completely handicap-accessible house of Saban’s 17 projects.
Once the Smiths were chosen, the process has moved quickly.
“We chose the family on a Thursday,” said Ellen Potts from Habitat for Humanity. “On Friday, we met to choose the floor plan. On Saturday, got the building permit. Wednesday poured footing.”
With two months left to go before move in, don’t be surprised to see a few extra sets of manpower and strength come out to help finish the build. Reynolds reports that there’s a good chance some Alabama players could come and volunteer to help with the project to get it done in time.
And hopefully coach Saban can get his hands dirty and join in on the fun as well.