Super Bowl Champ Builds Tiny Houses for Homeless Veterans

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a superstar on and off the field.

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- Posted on Feb 5, 2020

Members of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, pose for a photo with Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs football team, at the Chief’s training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 14, 2018.

He’s the man of the moment. On Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes handed his team their first Super Bowl title in 50 years, after orchestrating a stunning fourth quarter comeback to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. Just 24 years old, Mahomes became the youngest quarterback to ever win the game’s most valuable player award. 

Like many winning quarterbacks before him, Mahomes famously headed to Disney World to celebrate his big win. But his team’s hometown is never far from his mind. 

For several years, the football star has volunteered with the Kansas City-based Veterans Community Project, a non-profit which is aggressively tackling the problem of homelessness among U.S. veterans. The organization recently completed their first big initiative—building 49 tiny, transitional homes for homeless veterans in Kansas City—and is now rolling out their program nationwide, expediting their goal of developing seven new tiny house villages by 2022. The “homes” are a mere 240 to 350 square feet. 

Mahomes, while always cognizant of injuring his highly-touted throwing arm, has been showing up since 2018 to paint and otherwise help with construction.  “It’s awesome … to be able to come out here and help out some veterans of our country is something that’s truly special,” he told Fox4KC.

The newly-crowned Super Bowl champ credits his success to his relationship with God.  “Faith has always been big with me,” he said.

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