DENVER - Manning, Fox and Elway are not just a powerhouse team on the field. Wednesday, their wives were part of a construction team that is making a difference for families in our community.
There were orange T-shirts all over the construction site.
"Being a part of this is a blessing for us," Maurica Vickerson said.
Hard work is good for the soul, especially when the work changes lives.
Saba Asgedom is one of those lives. She didn't have time to change from her hospital job to get to work at the Habitat for Humanity build site in Globeville. It is the place that will be her family's first home.
There was a constant pounding of nails and the sound of sawing in the background as the women worked.
Asgedom worked on placing the support beams in the living room wall. Ashley Manning was working alongside her.
"She is knocking down that wall work. She has obviously done this before," laughed Robin Fox.
Broncos Coach Fox's wife, along with Ashley Manning, were the driving force behind this day of service. The Broncos wives came to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for Denver families.
"We are going to be doing a lot more of this in our community," Fox said.
Vickerson climbed a ladder to the second floor. The woman, who has a fear of heights, was determined to overcome it so she could help hang some windows.
Robin Fox worked in what will be an upstairs bedroom. She said it was a first for her but she looked like she'd done it many times before.
Paige Elway was helping man the power saw outside.
All the Broncos wives worked with a perspective that made them nearly miss the bus at the end of the day.
"This was one of the hardest working groups we've had," Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver CEO Heather Lafferty said. "We had to drag them away from their work when it was time to go."
Vickerson said the reason is simple.
"We have a home to go to and some don't, so to be able to do this is a beautiful thing," she said.
The Broncos Wives say they are looking forward to being part of the celebration in October when President Jimmy Carter, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood come to town. That week The Carter Work Project will focus on finishing the project in Globeville.
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