Habitat For Humanity Groundbreaking 08 May 13

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday for the latest Habitat For Humanity home in the City of St. Peter. This will be the 103rd home constructed by Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota. The recipients of the new home are Ricky Torres and Jennifer Schugel, and their 5 children. To qualify for the Habitat home, they needed to display a need for adequate housing that is currently unmet, as well as provide 400 “sweat-equity” hours towards the construction of the residence. It is currently under construction at St. Peter High School, and will be moved to its permanent location on Bunker Lane on the north side of St. Peter once the basement has been dug. The high school has partnered with Habitat For Humanity on 15 different occasions, and Torres is a St. Peter High School graduate who once worked on a Habitat home himself.