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Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore Ravens’ All-Pro DE/OLB, has returned from a weekend in Bercy, Haiti checking in on the construction progress of a 58 home community he has funded through New Story, a nonprofit organization that transforms slums into sustainable communities. His big vision: to create an entire NFL community in Haiti.
Last June, New Story set a giant goal: Over the summer, they would crowdfund enough money to build an entire neighborhood—100 homes—for earthquake victims in Haiti. They raised the money in 90 days, and by this March ended up building 151 homes, where more than 1,200 people now live.