NFL quarterback Kurt Warner is planning to help build some houses for low-income residents in his hometown of Cedar Rapids. Warner and his wife, Brenda, say they will help volunteers with Habitat for Humanity build 20 houses this summer.
The Warners will take part in the annual Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon scheduled for June 14-20. The June 14 start date will mark the one year anniversary of the day the Cedar River crested and buried ten square miles of Cedar Rapids under water.
The Build-a-Thon houses will be constructed in partnership with families affected by last year’s floods.
In Cedar Rapids alone, nearly 4,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Kurt Warner has helped raise more than $650,000 for flood victims in the last year through his First Things First Foundation.
Warner is a Cedar Rapids native and Northern Iowa alum who led the Arizona Cardinals to their first Super Bowl appearance last season.