To help commemorate Alabama football’s latest national championship, coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, according to AL.com’s Vasha Hunt.
The money, which was given through Saban’s Nick’s Kids Foundation, will be used to build a new house for Anthony and Angel Taylor, who lost their home to the 2011 tornado that affected Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.
Additionally, the wives of Crimson Tide coaches will help landscape and add other finishing touches to the house once it’s built, per Hunt.
“We were initially going to repair the house, but it was really challenging and we wrestled with it,” said Brandon Kasterler, the site’s construction manager, according to the Crimson White’s Kyarra Harris and Rebecca Rakowitz . “We finally had the idea that maybe they should apply for a new house, and I was so excited when they applied and got accepted.”
After the tornado destroyed so much, the Saban family decided to help build a new home for every national championship Alabama football has won.
That number stood at 13 following the natural disaster; the Crimson Tide have since won three more titles, and the Sabans have funded a house for each of them.
“They’ve done so much in so little time,” said Angel Taylor, per the Crimson White. “I’m just so excited for the finished product, I’m very thankful and I know they’re going to do well.”