Abby Martin

Abby Martin

I’m Abby, a single mama of two completely awesome kids, Corbin age 11, and Ahna age 9. We moved to St. Peter about three years ago. I lived around Clearwater, Minn., most of my life. We love living down here. I’ve had my own cleaning business for many years and once I moved down here things fell into place with that. 

We were approached by someone awhile after we moved here and asked if we’d ever considered Habitat for Humanity. At the time I was very okay with renting. Then I met and became very close friends with someone who already had a habitat home. As time continued the idea of having our own home grew on me. Within a year of living here, my kids said they didn’t want to move ever again. So in March/April of 2017, I thought, I’ll fill out the papers. I was told maybe a year or two from then it would become an option. I was perfectly fine with that idea. Then a month later I was told something had fallen thru with others and a house was available and already partly built! We were so excited!! We drove up to the high school to see our someday home and we haven’t stopped enjoying it since. We’ve met many wonderful volunteers, I’ve had the privilege of helping a little bit on my neighbor’s basement, painting and siding at our house, and my favorite so far picking out flooring and cabinets! 

I am so grateful for this opportunity. It’s so nice to meet new people and appreciate their willingness to help make our home a reality. My parents and sisters all live over two hours away but have come to help paint and put siding on our house so far. I’m sure they’ll continue to help as things go along. I can’t wait to see how everything turns out!

 Thank you Habitat for Humanity! 

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