According to the Tampa Bay Times, Dunn’s nonprofit, Warrick Dunn Charities, helped give single mother, AnTrez Reedy, and her 18-year-old son a fully furnished two-bedroom home. Prior to receiving the keys to their new home, Reedy was living paycheck to paycheck as a certified nursing assistant. Increasing, unstabilized rent forced them to move into her mother's house where the two shared a room. This prompted Dunn and his partners to step in.
"I’ve used this program as therapy. Every time I hand over those keys there’s a little piece of my mom and the things she wanted," Dunn said when explaining how losing his mother at 17 years old led him to start his charity. "Once I started going to counseling I realized that I was on cruise control and just going through it that I didn’t have time to mourn. I just had to put my head down and get it done. I was just so focused on making sure that I could take care of my brothers and sisters, so that was my driving force."
Along with Dunn's nonprofit, furniture company Aaron’s donated $10,000 worth of furniture and appliances for the 2,000 square foot house. Habitat for Humanity bought the lot that the house was built on while health care company, Cigna, put up $10,000 for a portion of the down payment and groceries. "I can be at peace. I can bring sweet memories to my house and I can have my family and my friends over," Reedy said. "I have a home now, and that’s something that I’ve always wanted for my son, and for myself."