Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is celebrating all of the mothers of the world this Mother's Day. Mothers fill homes with love and raise families with care. The mothers who partner with Cedar Valley Habitat inspire us with their commitment to their families every day. Happy Mother's Day from Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Construction updates
Volunteers building wall panels
Volunteers measuring wall panels
Last month, volunteers from St. Pius X Catholic Church and Acterra Group came to the Habitat warehouse to construct the walls of the 2022 Faith Build home, which will be built in the Oakhill Jackson neighborhood this Summer. Thank you all for volunteering!
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!
Thank you to our event sponsors:
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Hills Bank • Bouslog Insurance
Women Build: Refinishing Class
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The next Women Build Class will take place Tuesday, June 7! This session is focused on refinishing woodwork. Learn to strip, sand, paint and seal existing woodwork in your home for a total transformation!
Thrivent Choice
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Did you know? Thrivent members can contribute to organizations and causes they care about and influence how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grant funding through Choice Dollars. As a Thrivent member, you can recommend Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity as the recipient of Thrivent's own charitable funds!
Volunteer Spotlight: Kristen
Volunteer Kristen
Kristen is a mother, a volunteer, and a Habitat homeowner. In November of 2000, she and her twin sons moved into their Habitat home in Cedar Rapids. Now, her boys are 25 and her mortgage is nearly paid. “I look at other people’s situations, and I’m so thankful for what I’ve been able to give my boys,” says Kristen. “Having that stability, being able to provide them with a home, that’s amazing. They got to grow up with the same neighborhood kids, they have the same friends they’ve always had.”

After completing her required 300 hours of sweat equity, Kristen has continued to volunteer through Habitat’s Development and Communications committee, helping to strategize and support fundraising and outreach efforts. “I enjoy the fact of giving back,” says Kristen, “and it means a lot to me to give back to Habitat because of everything I’ve gotten.”
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
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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 smile.amazon.com the AmazonSmile foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to us!
ReStore sales
ReStore: Shop to save, shop to conserve, shop to empower.
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 habitat.org/carsforhomes to donate today!
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