Floyd Mayweather will on Tuesday present a check for $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas in support of its Blitz Build project that starts on June 4. Mayweather will be the Lead Sponsor for the build and has pledged a total of $100,000 to the organization for the project.
Blitz Build 2012 is a program that brings the community and volunteers together to build a home for a deserving family in just five days. The house will be located in Vegas Heights and is being constructed for a family of five. The new homeowners will be Tanya and Trent Torrence.
“We truly appreciate Floyd's support in helping us to reach our mission of providing simple, decent, affordable homes for working families through Las Vegas,” “said Delor. “Habitat for Humanity's continuing efforts in neighborhoods such as Vegas Heights helps ensure that these communities will stabilize for everyone living there and bring new working families into the community”
“I am happy to support Habitat for Humanity, a special organization that has done excellent work in Las Vegas to provide housing for needy families in the area,” said Mayweather. “My boxing career has afforded me the opportunity to make charitable contribution to worthy causes and I believe the Blitz Build project is one of those causes.
About Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
Established in Clark County in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is a not-for-profit organization that builds simple, decent, affordable housing with the help of volunteer labor and donated time, materials and funds. Each home is sold at no profit and with a no-interest mortgage to local working families who otherwise might be forced to live in substandard housing. These families contribute “sweat equity” by helping in the construction of their own homes. For more information, visit www.habitatlasvegas.org.