The stories of Habitat homeowners often feature dedicated fathers who will go to any length to create a better future for their families. Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity wishes a happy Father's Day to all the dads who work to build strong foundations.
Construction updates
A wide shot of the Faith Build home
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity started construction on the 2022 Faith Build Home in the Oakhill Jackson neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. Volunteers from New Covenant Bible Church and Habitat Crew Leaders are shown here installing the floor joists for the second floor.
An AmeriCorps member checks the level of a stud while a crew leader squares it off.
Two crew leaders align a floor joist for the second level of the home
National Homeownership Month
June is National Homeownership Month, established in 1995 to highlight the importance of housing. Every year, the United States government takes this time to renew their commitment to expanding access to safe, affordable homes in America.
Bags for a Build
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Join us for our 9th Annual Bags for a Build, Saturday, July 9 at Sag Wagon! Registration is now open, and the competition begins at 11 AM!
In partnership with:
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Thank you to our event sponsors:
Concepts Cares • Hills Bank • Iowa Valuation Professionals • Ohnward Bank & Trust Re/Max Concepts
June 19 - Juneteenth
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Juneteenth is an annual celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. While the emancipation of all enslaved people was a major landmark in American freedom, it was just the beginning for an equal society.

As a global organization, Habitat for Humanity is committed to ending housing inequality, a primary culprit behind the large racial wealth gap between black and white households in the U.S. In fact, home equity represents the largest portion of an American family's wealth, but only 44% of black Americans own their homes, compared with 74% of white Americans. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity International's initiatives to close this gap, click the button below.
Women Build: Volunteer Day
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July's Women Build activity is a volunteer day on a Cedar Valley Habitat build site!

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Open community volunteer days this month: June 16, 17, 24, 25 and 28
June is Pride Month
Habitat has always been driven by a belief in friendship and collaboration amongst all people. Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is committed to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month, and all year.
We welcome all individuals as volunteers, homeowners and friends.
Volunteer Spotlight: Richard
Richard began volunteering with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore in 2006, when the store was in its original Hiawatha location. Donated electrical goods were piling up, and staff had no way to ensure their quality before sale. Richard volunteered to be one of ReStore's first specialists in testing and repairing electrical goods.

Since then, he's volunteered almost every Wednesday to help ReStore stock great products to raise funds for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity's mission. "I enjoy the work, and how you never know what's going to come in next," says Richard. "Every few weeks there's something I've never worked on, and I get to figure out how to make it work. It's definitely interesting. You'll never get bored."
If you'd like to donate your time and talent by volunteering with Habitat, please contact Kelly Murphy at or 319.366.4485 ext. 104
Amazon Smile
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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 the AmazonSmile foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to us!
When you shop at ReStore you can find great deals, save the environment, and fund Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity's mission of building affordable homes in Linn & Benton counties!
Follow ReStore on Facebook to see weekly posts of what's new, and more!
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 to donate today!
Equal Housing Opportunity statement: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.