Marcus Mariota helps build, dedicate home for family in need

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Friday was a special day for five Nashville families. Each received a home through Habitat for Humanity.

But one of those houses had a special guest.

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was not only at the house dedication, but he also spent time this summer building the house for Mohammed Berema and Khadija Aldom.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The family from Darfur, Sudan, will now have a forever home in Tennessee, and the feeling of watching families move in never gets old.

“Each day each moment each ribbon cutting each time you see the walls go up, it’s like the first time and it fills your heart with joy,” Lauren Lane with Habitat for Humanity.

“Oh, it’s incredible, just even driving up the street and to see it all pretty much almost done,” Mariota told News 2. “You know, it’s incredible, and to all the hard work that, you know, all the volunteers have done… it’s really special. I’m glad I’m able to be here.”

Mariota, along with other Heisman winners, helped build the house and we are told that it was Marcus who asked if he could come back for the dedication.

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