Saints in action: Players help build ramp for local disabled man

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

This time of year, there tends to be more negative news than positive around the NFL. But here’s a story that will brighten your day: A bunch of players from the New Orleans Saints lent a hand to a man in need.

According to NOLA.com, Jerry Hills, who lost his left leg a few years ago, was the beneficiary of a new ramp at his home, which was installed in part by Saints players.

“Having this ramp is a great feeling,” Hills said. “To see so many people that care about you, it’s great. It’s really great.”

Working in conjunction with a group called Rebuilding Together New Orleans, and with employees from Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan, Marcus Davenport, David Onyemata, Zach Line, Taylor Stallworth, Keith Kirkwood, Darnell Sankey and Zach Wood all helped work on the project.

“Just putting something up there like that for him will be really amazing, just to make things easier for him,” Onyemata said.

The Saints are beloved in Louisiana. One of the big reasons is that the franchise does so much work in the community. This is just another example of that dedication to help the people who cheer them on during the NFL season.