Members and friends of the Joe and Carol Martinez family joyfully and gratefully participated in a ground breaking ceremoney at 837 Clay Street recently. Construction on what will be Habitat's 48th house in Henderson will begin as soon as sufficient funds have been developed. Joe, Carol, daughter Carmella and sons Joey and Malichi have all contributed a total of more than 120 hours of sweat equity in building the new house for Eric and Casandra Bridges. Foundation work on the Martinez house hopefully will begin before Christmas. "It's a matter of having enough funds to pay for the materials," explained Bob Hicks, Habitat's Executive Director, "and in this present economy, donations have been slow to come in." Still, on faith, Habitat's mission will continue!