Heart of the Game: Warrick Dunn fully furnishes Habijax Family's Home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former NFL and Florida State star running back Warrick Dunn made paid a visit to Jacksonville Tuesday.

Dunn was here to surprise new HabiJax homeowner Octavia Jones and her three children Zayden, Zayda and Zachariah.

Jones, who completed more than 300 hours of "sweat equity", or volunteer service, participated in financial literacy workshops to meet HabiJax guidelines and qualify to purchase a home.

Tuesday she received the keys to her new home but what she didn't know was that Dunn's "Homes for the Holidays" program along with the Jaguars, Everbank and Ashley Furniture Homestore all teamed up to fully furnish her new home.

Dunn started this program back in 1997, four years after his mother was gunned down while on duty with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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So, in her honor Dunn started the "Homes for the Holidays" program to help build and furnish homes for single parents.

Jones, who was living with her mother because she had fallen on tough times, says she had been envisioning and praying for a home like the one she now owns.

Jones says she's so thankful to HabiJax and all of its partners who allowing her dream to come true.

Jones who is a licensed massage therapist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.


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