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Martin Instrument donates $50K to Lutheran charity


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Martin Instrument representatives in Austin present a $50,000 gift for Lutheran Social Services of the South's New Life Children's Center.

Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. (LSS), an Austin-based nonprofit organization committed to helping break the cycle of child abuse in Texas, announced today its selection as the recipient of a nearly $50,000 charitable gift from Martin Instrument, a local, family-owned provider of precision layout tools and solutions.
"LSS is honored to be selected for this generous gift and excited about the major opportunity to extend our mission of addressing multi-generational child abuse," said Dr. Kurt Senske, chief executive officer of LSS. "It is well documented that victims of abuse often become abusers themselves. Our New Life children's center is a place where this negative pattern can be addressed and the healing can begin."
As one of three finalists, LSS was chosen based on its proposal to build the Martin Instrument Suite as part of Humana House at the New Life Children's Center in Canyon Lake, Texas.
"We found LSS's ability to effect and interact with troubled girls in our community inspiring," said Gina Richardson, co-founder of Martin Instrument. "LSS has the capacity to reach out to these young girls in a positive manner, thereby repairing broken homes and broken hearts. We are all excited at the opportunity to work with LSS in helping create a solid structure and foundation for families in Texas."
Comprising one of two apartments within Humana House, the Martin Instrument Suite will be a crucial part of a multi-purposed residential building for families visiting their children at New Life. This project will enable longer visits by these families and allow them to participate more in their child's treatment-improving the chances of success and for future reunification.
New Life-a residential treatment center for severely troubled girls ages 11-17-addresses treatment for female youths with emotional disorders due to abuse and neglect. Beyond the basic needs of shelter, clothing, and food, New Life gives them a safe place to heal, personalized therapy, and on-campus education.
For additional information about LSS, its programs and mission, please visit the website at www.lsss.org.