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Vikings CB shares rags-to-riches story at Habitat for Humanity event

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander came to Fargo this morning. 

The pro football player shared his experience at a fundraising breakfast at Hope Lutheran Church that benefited Habitat for Humanity.

He told the people at the breakfast that the organization changed his childhood.

Alexander, whose parents immigrated from Haiti, lived in one half of a single wide trailer when he was young.

However, through the Habitat for Humanity program, his parents were able to work for a home which Alexander believe led to a brighter future.

"You know when I first moved into the house it changed my mindset my mindset changed," said Alexander. "I was in a better area I saw more positive things the kids that moved into the Habitat Houses were you know it was just different kids were looking for better lives."

Internationally, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 5 million people move into homes.