October 06, 2016
Long before he was a Heisman hopeful leading the Clemson Tigers into national championship contention, Deshaun Watson was a young boy living in a house built by Habitat for Humanity. On Tuesday, October 4, Habitat and lead sponsor, OOBE, raised the walls of The Next Generation House in Watson's honor. Deshaun received Habitat for Humanity International’s inaugural Next Generation Award in 2015. The award recognizes people who grew up in a Habitat home and embody the qualities of determination, commitment, dedication and citizenship, and setting an example for other Habitat families.
Additional donors, ABC Locksmiths, GBS Building Supply, IBI Builders, and Michael's Janitorial are helping fund the home.
Mike Pereyo, President of OOBE, shared OOBE's philosphy and culture to love and serve people with time, talent and resources, so God may be celebrated. OOBE staff spent the morning framing the home, under the direction of Habitat's Quality Assurance Team.
Homeowner of The Next Generation House is the Watley family. Jaylen Watley will complete 25 hours of homeownership education classes as well as 200 hours of “sweat equity,” building her home and the homes of other Habitat homeowners. She will pay an affordable mortgage for the home.