Alvarez Family celebrates new Lexington Habitat for Humanity home

CLARK Forklift supports affordable housing during their centennial and beyond

[Lexington] (June 21, 2017) — The Alvarez Family- Karina, Marcelo and their children, Antonella (8), Isabelle (2) and newborn Sophia - will receive the key to their new home located at 1813 Russell Cave Road during the dedication ceremony at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 24. Karina and Marcelo have a great appreciation for the value of family and are grateful to bring their whole family together in a home of their own.

CLARK Material Handling sponsored and built the Alvarez family home while celebrating their Centennial. “CLARK Material Handling is very proud to have participated in the building of this Habitat Home in Lexington. Beyond the complete support of our employees who raised charitable donations to support this build, as well as the corporate culture at CLARK to provide community support where needed, we also acknowledge the fine work of electricians, plumbers, engineers and alike who all poured their heart and soul into this build. CLARK has been a strong supporter of Habitat over the years but this build marks the first solely supported house build in our 100 year history. We congratulate the Alverez family and wish them many years of comfort in their new home,” said Dennis Lawrence, CLARK President and CEO.

“It has been an honor to work with CLARK in celebration of their Centennial. The partnership between management and employees helped them raise funds and provide volunteers to ensure Marcelo and Karina could provide their young family with a decent, affordable home which they can now call their own. This company has shown its compassion and generosity to the Lexington community for many years and we are so thankful to welcome them to the Habitat family with their first homebuyer sponsorship,” said Rachel Smith Childress, Lexington Habitat CEO.

In order to work toward a home of their own through Lexington Habitat, the Alvarez family has completed over 500 hours of sweat equity, as well as classes to support financial literacy and homeownership basics. The family hopes to one day sponsor a home for another family in Lexington. “We didn’t know an organization like this exists,” they shared. “As we’ve been helped along the way, so one day we want to help others.”

For more information about supporting a future home build either financially or through volunteering on a build site, contact Laura Howard at or call 859-252-2224 ext. 123.