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Rams Captain Andrew Whitworth Announces "Big Whit Homes for LA Families" Program

 

September 23, 2021



After each home game at SoFi Stadium

during the 2021 NFL season,

Los Angeles Rams Tackle and team

captain ANDREW WHITWORTH will

make a $20,000 donation to help repair

homes in his home state of Louisiana

and move Angelenos facing

housing insecurity into homes as part

of his “Big Whit Homes for LA Families”

program, it was announced today.

In Los Angeles, Whitworth will partner

with St. Joseph Center, LA Family

HousingandHabitat for Humanity of

Greater Los Angelesto help Angelenos

in need move into housing. Whitworth

and the non-profit organizations will

utilize the funds to help individuals pay

for rent and groceries, support down

payments for homes, as well as furnish

homes.

Due to the destruction caused by

Hurricane Ida in the state of Louisiana,

Whitworth also will partner with

Rebuilding Together to help make essential

repairs to homes damaged by

the natural disaster and return them to

livable conditions.

“My family and I participated in

United Way’s HomeWalk in 2019 and

through that experience, our kids had

an opportunity to learn more about

the humanitarian crisis of housing insecurity,”

said Whitworth. “The following

Christmas, my wife Melissa and I

gave the kids a chance to help decide

how we as a family could make a difference,

and the kids said they wanted

to help people struggling with homelessness,

which was so rewarding to

hear as a parent. Being able to come

together as a family and bless other

families was incredibly meaningful and

we continued the holiday initiative last

year. This year, we are excited to make

it a season-long initiative and broaden

our impact in both our home state of

Louisiana and our new home of Los

Angeles.”

Each of the four non-profits will be

the charitable recipients of two games,

with Rebuilding Together New Orleans

receiving the funds for the September

games to assist with necessary home

repairs as a result of Hurricane Ida.

 

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