Intro: On Friday, June 5, roughly 100 Colts and STANLEY Security volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis to construct a home for a deserving mother and her two children at the Indiana Football Farm Bureau Center.
Indianapolis- The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community. As ONE Community, Team and Family, the Colts coaches and front office staff volunteered to build a home for a deserving family and provide a "fresh start" as first-time homeowners.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Indianapolis Colts supported a panel build with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis. The Colts partnered with STANLEY Security Solutions to construct the interior and exterior walls of a three bedroom home for a mother and her two children. Alongside the many Colts volunteers and staff in attendance, General Manager Ryan Grigson and Head Coach Chuck Pagano worked to construct panels for the home. Grigson, Pagano, Habitat for Humanity President Jim Morris and STANLEY Security Solutions Vice President of Human Resources Tony Buffum interacted with the family, gave words of encouragement to the volunteers and worked vigorously to help create the frames of the new home. The impact of all those in attendance was significant.
"It's huge," Pagano said. "The emotion that was on her face, it brought tears to her eyes. It's her first home and being able to be a part of that is pretty special."
To commemorate the special event for the family, Coach Pagano presented the family with a Colts helmet signed by all of the coaches. The family also received a Colts flag signed by each volunteer who worked on the house. The panel build saved Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis more than two days of labor, and the home is slated to be completed in late fall of this year.
The Colts would like to thank STANLEY Security Solutions for their spirited volunteers as well as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis for their continued support in working with low-income families in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to own quality, affordable homes.