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ESPN employees participate in latest Habitat for Humanity build in New Britain

Leaders from ESPN’s Production and Programming teams participated in a Habitat for Humanity build on Thursday in New Britain, Conn., primarily helping with the framing of two houses on Willow Street.

(Don Brooks/ESPN)
(Don Brooks/ESPN)

Habitat for Humanity is a Hand Up program, not a Handout. A common misconception is that Habitat gives away homes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Habitat for Humanity offers home ownership opportunities to families who are unable to obtain conventional house financing. Thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers, Habitat is able to sell affordable homes to families who would struggle with or couldn’t afford a typical mortgage.

ESPN has helped with the construction of over a dozen homes in central Connecticut the last several years. This includes the group of homes off Lake Ave. in Bristol, Conn. that ESPN completed a few months back. One of those homes was built specifically for a local veteran and his family.

Don Brooks contributed to this post

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