Martinez Family Breaks Ground On 'Habitat' Home


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Despite very windy conditions today, Habitat for Humanity of Magic Valley broke ground on its seventh house in the Twin Falls area.

Chuck and Karri Martinez have seven children ranging in age from 10 months up to 17 years old. The family helped Habitat move from the old Re-Store to its new larger location. That means they've already put in their required 500 hours of labor for their house.

Terry Reinke with Thrivent Financial says, "Because 14 percent of the population is at sub-poverty level as far as home ownership goes. With our participation with Habitat for Humanity, we've helped to lower that percentage drastically over the years."

Thrivent has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity since 1991. Last December they authorized a grant of $56,000to help build this house for the Martinez family. But the local Habitat organization is still looking for additional monetary donations for this project.

Apr. 30, 2013.

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