Fever Joins Habitat for Humanity Efforts

By Claire Randich | May 18, 2013

Despite a steady rainfall, the Indiana Fever was persistent while helping to build two mini-barns and paint a house Friday afternoon as part of a Habitat for Humanity project that tips off WNBA Cares week.

“Indiana is all about family,” said assistant coach Stephanie White. White, along with the whole Fever team and assistant coach Mickie DeMoss, partnered with a handful of Americorps volunteers to physically build two barns for neighboring houses.

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A Habitat homeowner herself, Desha Anderson, agrees.

“It’s really special that they (the Fever) took time out of their busy day to help us. It makes me feel good that more people know about this program.”

While some players painted the interior walls of the house white, others were battling the rain to put the walls of the barn together.

It was a great team effort.

“We are a new team this year and we’ve got new faces,” said White. “This is a perfect time to learn about each other, grow together and work together.”

“There’s no better way to do that than by helping someone else out in the community.”

And with everyone working hard together, two barns were constructed and the interior of a house was painted in less than two hours.

As the team posed for a picture in front of the newly painted house, Fever guard Briann January joked, “We not only work hard on the court, but off the court as well.”

No amount of rain could stop the Fever fire.