The Miami Dolphins Special Teams Driven by Chevy partnered with Rebuilding Together to renovate the home of U.S. Army veteran James Nickson as part of National Rebuilding Day on Saturday, April 26. He has been living in his West Perrine home for 42 years.
"Renovating the house of Mr. Nickson was the best way to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams Driven by Chevy program and our mission of improving South Florida though community service," said Leslie Nixon, the Dolphins Director of Government and Community Affairs.
Nickson, 68, had a bad accident in 2004 which required back surgery. As a result, he has been unable to work. He previously had worked for Davidson Lumber for 11 years before working for Southeast - Atlantic Beverage for 25 years.
Miami Dolphins Special Teams volunteer opportunities are available every day of the week. In 2009, South Florida ranked dead last in the nation in percentage of volunteers and volunteer hours per. To combat this problem, the organization created the special teams program, a volunteer group that offers hands-on services to communities and families in need, to partner with existing organizations on worthwhile social, civic and charitable programs and to support community efforts in times of emergency. To date, the program has 10,925 volunteers that have logged 181,943 hours of community service, making them the one of most impactful group of its kind in professional sports.
Visit www.dolphins.com/specialteams for more information.