April is volunteer month, a month dedicated to honoring the significant contributions volunteers make by generously donating their time and talents. 2,585 volunteers contributed 8,681 hours of service to Cedar Valley Habitat in 2021. That donated time is worth $247,755.74 according to Independent Sector. The support of our volunteers magnifies our impact, and we are blessed to have you as part of our team. Thank you!
Construction updates
Work is nearly complete on the Derecho Rehab home in Cedar Rapids! Last week, members of the 411th Engineer Company performed finish work on the inside, including installing cabinets and trim.

Alpho and Papy are the future homeowners, and have already finished their sweat equity partnership with Habitat. Their family will be able to move into the home this Summer!
Home Team Huddle winner
Thank you all for participating in Home Team Huddle this year. With your support we raised over $10,000 for our mission! The winner of the NFL Grand Prize Giveaway is....
Tina Freese! Congratulations Tina, and enjoy your trip!
Thank you again to our event sponsors:
Bankers Trust
Marriott Cedar Rapids
Women Build: Make & Take Planter Class
May's Women Build hand and power tool class will feature a DIY project: Building your own planter! This session would be a great night out for a mom and her child, or any individual, to learn a new skill and take home something to be proud of. For safety reasons, participants must be 16 or older.
Upcycle Challenge Winners
The Upcycle Challenge is complete! Seeing everyone's creativity was so inspiring. Thanks to each DIY-er who participated!


1st Place: Alex's Planter
2nd Place Ken's Lighthouse
3rd Place: Bob's Potting Table
Volunteer Spotlight: Steve
Steve began volunteering with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity after he retired eight years ago. Since then, he's become a Crew Leader, volunteering with Habitat on a weekly basis. He regularly volunteers with the monthly St. Pius X group. He is pictured here with former mayor Ron Corbett during the Sweet Home Cedar Rapids build in 2017. Of volunteering with Habitat Steve says, "I like working with the crews and the end product of a family having a home."
If you'd like to donate your time and talent by volunteering with Habitat, please contact Kelly Murphy at kelly.murphy@cvhabitat.org or 319.366.4485 ext. 104
Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a great way to support the organizations you love at no additional cost. Set us as your organization of choice, and every time you shop at smile.amazon.com the AmazonSmile foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to us!
ReStore is hiring!
ReStore is hiring!
ReStore is hiring full-time associate positions! Stop in to pick up an application. We're open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM.
350 6th Avenue, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Cars for Homes
Recycle your idle vehicle through Cars For Homes to help Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity build homes in Linn & Benton counties! Call 877.277.4344 or go to habitat.org/carsforhomes to donate today!
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