Be a Champion in the Community Week continued on Wednesday with a trip to Habitat for Humanity sites around Denver.
A group of players including cornerback Champ Bailey, safety David Bruton, longsnapper Aaron Brewer, punter Britton Colquitt, kicker Matt Prater and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas visited a pair of Habitat sites in Denver’s Globeville Neighborhood.
At the same time, tackle Paul Cornick, guard Ben Garland, linebacker Steven Johnson, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and tight end Jacob Tamme visited Habitat build site in the Chase Street neighborhood in Lakewood, Colo.
“They are overwhelmed,” Habitat for Humanity Director of Development and Communication Ryan Smith said. “They are so excited to know that the Denver Broncos are helping build their homes financially and with volunteers. Especially here in Globeville. A lot of these families have been here 30, 40 or 50 years.”
First, the Globeville contingent stopped to meet Rosario, who was working on the house that she will move into upon its completion.
The players and cheerleaders posed for a picture with Rosario and her daughter under her new roof, which was donated by A1 Roofing.
Then, the group moved on to a build site five blocks north, where Broncos staff and sponsors will help build five new townhomes on Friday. The initiative is part of the Carter Work Project, which will culminate with a visit in October from former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.
The players mingled with the seven families that were present at that build site, watching and assisting with the construction of their future homes.
“I’m already pretty tied to this community,” Bailey said. “A lot of what I do is with the Denver Rescue Mission, so I wanted to try something a little different and try to help out in different ways and what better cause than Habitat for Humanity – they do everything.”