Clark Howard, Donna Boortz help Habitat raise money for soldier's new home

A soldier and his Hall County family who lost their mobile home in a fire will have a new house built for them courtesy of Habitat for Humanity, the organization’s chief financial officer said.

Habitat of Humanity for Hall County is in the process of raising money for the Walker family -- Army National Guard Spc. Michael Walker, his wife, Kim, and their four children, said Danny Sanderson, CFO of the international nonprofit's office in Hall County. Walker returned home to his family after spending 14 months in Afghanistan to find that their mobile home had been destroyed.

Sanderson said Habitat is still collecting donations and needs $60,000 before they can break ground.

Clark Howard, consumer advocate and radio host on AM 750 and now 95.5FM News/Talk WSB, told Sanderson Friday that he would match up to $30,000.

Donna Boortz, the wife of fellow radio personality Neal Boortz, also wrote a check Friday for $5,000, Sanderson said

Donna Boortz has her own nonprofit foundation.

Sanderson said Habitat received $3,500 Friday morning from other donations as well.

“Today’s been a whirlwind,” he said.

Donations can be made online.