2 more homes to be built in Haiti, courtesy Seahawks' Cliff Avril
SEATTLE -- Two more homes will be built in Haiti following the sacks made by Seahawks' defensive end Cliff Avril on Sunday.
Avril pledged on Tuesday to build a house in Haiti for every recorded sack he makes this season in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
In Sunday's wild win for the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, two of the four recorded sacks against Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan were made by Avril.
This, in combination with two sacks in Seattle's wins over the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, results in four homes that will now be built for families in need.
The defensive end teamed up with New Story Charity to rebuild homes in the areas that need them most.
"Those houses can withstand through hurricanes, and earthquakes as well," Avril said Monday at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Avril has family living on the island, and his parents are of Haitian descent. He's been working to give back, and has been working alongside his charity in helping rebuild the Caribbean country.
Just last month, the Cliff Avril Family Foundation was joined by former Seahawk Marshawn Lynch in helping rebuild and open a elementary school there.
In an interview after the Seahawks' 26-24 win over the Falcons, Avril expressed his excitement in having added two more homes to the list, and hopes to build more than 10.