TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Steelers' title win secures home for Westwood woman

Steelers/NFL Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009
 

Like any Steelers fan, Debra Miller knew lots was at stake in this year's Super Bowl.

But she did not know exactly how much was at stake for her when two Florida Habitat For Humanity organizations — in honor of the 2009 Super Bowl being held in Tampa — decided to fund construction of a home for a resident in the winning team's city.

Ten months after the Super Bowl and six month after construction started on her home, Miller received keys on Saturday.

"What can I say• It's beautiful," said Debra Miller, 48.

The three-bedroom home in Westwood will house Miller and her three grandsons, ages 5 through 12.

She had applied to be considered for a home through the organization and met eligibility requirements, including willingness to work on the project. She got the Super Bowl home because she was next in line for a Habitat home, said Maggie Withrow, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.

The home is one of nine Habitat homes to be built on Chessland Street. Four have been completed.

The land for the nine homes was donated by the Jendoco Construction Corp.

"It's the largest land donation we have ever had here. It's a great gift," said Derek Morris, the organization's volunteer coordinator.

Next year, the organization plans to build four homes next year in the Hill District.

Several Steelers players helped kick off construction at the Westwood home on June 8 and more than 100 people volunteered working on the house.

Miller will pay a mortgage of $482 per month for 30 years.

Since it was founded in 1976, Habitat For Humanity has built 300,000 homes. In the Pittsburgh area, the group has built 66 homes since 1986.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. NFL Draft preview: Safety crop offers no sure-fire stars
  2. Steelers legend Blount to announce team’s second-round draft pick
  3. Miami linebacker Perryman eager to stand tall on draft day
  4. NFL Draft preview: UCLA’s Kendricks leads deep inside linebacker class
  5. Steelers wrap up pre-draft visits with four defensive players
  6. NFL Draft preview: Running back class is deep, talented
  7. Steelers open daunting season at Patriots, play 5 prime-time games
  8. Wisconsin’s Gordon flashes ahead of the pack
  9. Minnesota tight end Williams hopes to join father as 1st-round pick
  10. Steelers receiver Brown skipping voluntary offseason workouts
  11. This year’s NFL Draft does not appear to offer a Gronkowski type