Fever In The Community: Habitat For Humanity

News Release | May 8, 2007
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    The Fever team on site with Habitat for Humanity.
    Indiana Fever players volunteered some of their time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Indianapolis, Tuesday. This is the second year in a row that the team has gone on-site to help build a Habitat for Humanity home.

    Fever players arrived on the work site ready to help out in any way needed. Some of the players painted the doors and entrance to the house, while others worked together to build a mini-barn in the back of the house.

    “It makes me feel really good knowing that we helped a family with their home,” K.B. Sharp said while painting a door.

    The Fever players were working hard to complete their tasks so the home could be finished by this weekend, just in time for Mother’s Day.

    The mother receiving the home, Candee Bateman, was also in attendance, working with the team to help construct her home.

    “I look forward to moving in this weekend,” Bateman said. “I am excited to unpack and spend Mother’s Day in my new home.”

    Bateman has two children, ages five and six, and a younger brother, age 15, that will be living with her in the new home.

    Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, Dean Illingworth, was at the site to direct and help the Fever players.

    “This is a great partnership we have with the Fever,” Illingworth said. “Hopefully the team will continue to support Habitat for Humanity for many years to come.”

    Habitat for Humanity volunteers started building the home on April 4, 2007, and the home will be completed this Saturday, May 12, 2007. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the home will receive a blessing from those who have worked on it and the keys will be handed over to Bateman.

    -Kara Albert