Hammers & Hardhats Has Gone Virtual!
Raise funds for the Jane Hagedorn Women Build
Join Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Women Build committee for an online auction benefiting the Jane Hagedorn Women Build. Proceeds from this event will allow IVHFH to build a Habitat home in Iowa City and will also fund a critical home repair for a single-mother living in North Liberty.

Visit our website for more information on the Jane Hagedorn Women Build.
More Event Details
Event Timeline: The auction will open online on October 21 and will close on October 30 at 8:00 pm. Items will be available for pickup at the IVHFH office in Iowa City after the online auction closes. Specific dates for pickup will be determined closer to the event. IVHFH will not be able to ship or deliver auction wins, so please plan accordingly.

Location: Online! This year it's easier than ever to participate in our Hammers and Hardhats event. A link for the auction will be made available on October 21. Stay tuned to our event Facebook event page for previews of auction items and project updates as we get closer to October 21.

Contact: For event questions, email tami@iowavalleyhabitat.org or call 319-519-6121. 
Meet the Homeowners
Geri and Tajiri: As a baby, Tajiri was experiencing hair loss, breathing problems, skin irritations, and more, but it was difficult to determine what was causing his symptoms. Testing showed Tajiri suffers from several severe allergies. He continues to struggle every day and his allergies make it difficult for him to sleep most nights. Even after years of not having pets, the residual pet dander in the carpet and vent/duct system triggers Tajiri’s allergies. His mother, Geri, says, “If you have a situation where a child has severe allergies and is allergic to the home, what do you do? Not everybody can just move to another home. It really was a no-win situation.” Funds raised by the Women Build committee allowed IVHFH to replace the flooring and clean the HVAC system in the family’s home. Geri says the new floors have given her one less thing to worry about and Tajiri has already stopped sneezing and itching.
Mogahid and Rahma: Mogahid and Rahma will move into the Jane Hagedorn Women Build home with their children Nadeen, Mohammed, Ahmed, Mohalab, Mustafa, and Moneeb. The couple, who moved to Iowa in 2014 through the Diversity Visa Program, says they wanted their children to have educational opportunities unavailable in their home country. Their daughter, Nadeen, says, “My main hope is this new house means we will get to stay in one place and will not have to move again.” After years of moving from rental to rental, the family will finally be able to put down roots in our community thanks to IVHFH’s Homeownership program.
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity| www.iowavalleyhabitat.org