Prosper Lowe’s has awarded Habitat for Humanity with a grant of $2,500 to assist in the repair of Prosper resident Lupe Martinez’s home. The home was destroyed by fire and years of inability to afford repairs. On March 15 and 22 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and the staff of Lowe’s in Prosper will work to repair the exterior of the home.


“Hands and Hammers, a group of retired volunteers that works with us on a weekly basis, has already begun doing some preliminary work,” Elizabeth Johnston of Habitat for Humanity for North Collin County said. “Also, Lowe’s wanted to show their support for Prosper. Lowe’s and Habitat are great corporate partners. They will be helping us to install a wheelchair ramp, resize the home and repaint the home.”


Martinez had reached out to organizations in search of someone to help her repair her home for 12 months before discovering Habitat for Humanity. She explained what this assistance means to her.


“I’m very, very glad that I am receiving this help,” Martinez said. “And I’m very proud of everybody that has reached out to help me. I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. I have lived in Prosper for 38 years and when my house burned I didn’t have insurance to fix it. I am just thankful that I got out alive. I still need some help repairing the inside of the house and am grateful for any help, big or small.”


Habitat for Humanity of North Collin County is always looking for volunteers. The only requirement is that a one-hour orientation be completed. More information can be found on the Habitat for Humanity website at www.ncc-habitat.com/