Happy Thanksgiving!
At Cedar Valley Habitat we are thankful for every hand that has volunteered, every donor who has shared their resources, and every advocate who spreads our mission.

Thank you!
GivingTuesday - November 29, 2022
Every year on #GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to give back to their communities. The goal of #GT is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day. This year, please watch our Facebook (facebook.com/cvhfh) for #GivingTuesday content and share it with your friends and family as a cause you care about!

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Construction Updates
Volunteers from nine organizations came out to support Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity in the month of October. Thank you to everyone who helped families build strength, stability, and self-reliance in Linn & Benton counties!
Schneider Electric volunteers raised the walls on a Habitat home on 34th street.
Merrill volunteers laid sod on a home in the Oakhill Jackson neighborhood.
Wells Fargo volunteers worked on both homes at 34th street, installing blocking on one and painting the interior of the other.
Students from Cedar River Academy came to ReStore to learn about scrapping & recycling, and tried it out for themselves.
Members of the Jefferson High School Service Club painted a deck that Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity repaired as part of the Affordable Repairs Program.
Members of the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS installed blocking and windows on 34th Street.
GreatAmerica installed soffit at a home on 34th street.
The congregations of Faith Bible Church, St. Pius X, St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton also volunteered in October, painting the interior of a home at 34th street.
Recycle Gala
Recycle Gala was a great success this year! Thank you to the volunteers, models, artists, sponsors, staff and guests who supported the event. This event is vital to continuing our mission of building homes, communities, and hope in Linn & Benton counties!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Transamerica and the Transamerica Pyramid logo are federally registered service marks of Transamerica Corporation.
Veterans Day
Veterans Day, November 11. Thank you for your service
Gazette Gives Back
The Gazette offers $525,000 in free advertising credits to nonprofits through the Gazette Gives Back program. The credits are distributed based on a community vote, so please help broaden our reach and amplify our impact by voting for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity!
Your one-time vote is completely free. Follow the link below on Thursday, November 24 to vote for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity!
Volunteer Spotlight: Mike
Mike began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the mid-1980’s through his church while living in Maryland. One of the first construction sites he worked at was a Jimmy Carter build in Washington D.C. After moving to Cedar Rapids in 1997, he immediately volunteered for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity on the build site and soon joined the Family Support Committee, where he continues to serve. Additionally, Mike has served multiple terms on the CVHFH board of directors. He is also a board member for Habitat for Humanity of Iowa.

Mike had this to say about what Habitat means to him: “Helping others realize their dream of homeownership, having a very positive impact on family’s futures, creating long-lasting friendships with Habitat families, working with a talented and caring CVHFH staff and other volunteers is why I continue to serve Habitat families”
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
ReStore will be closed starting Wednesday, November 23, re-opening Wednesday, November 30. Happy Thanksgiving!
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!