Happy Valentine's day from your friends at Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity! Thanks for being our partner in supporting affordable housing!
#Upcycle Challenge
ReStore's #UpCycle Challenge returns next month! Participants have the month of March to refurbish or repurpose an item from ReStore. Send in pictures and video of your process and completed work and you could win a $100 ReStore gift card!

Drawing takes place on Saturday, April 1!
Construction Director Receives HBA Award
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Construction Director Brandon Kriegel (left) was awarded Builder of the Year by the Greater Cedar Rapids Housing and Building Association.

Brandon has been employed by Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity for twelve years. He has helped over 200 families achieve safe, decent, affordable housing.
Women Build: Hand & Power Tool Classes
Learn valuable DIY and construction skills in a collaborative and friendly environment geared toward empowering women! The next Women Build classes will take place on Tuesday, March 7. Join us at 5:30 PM for the basic hand and power tool class, or 7:00 PM for the advanced class!
Program Updates
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity had a busy start to the year, and was blessed with volunteer support from several companies and groups! Here's where we were in January:
The affordable repairs program replaced skirting, flooring and windows on two mobile homes
Members of St. Pius X Catholic Church installed trim
Employees from Whirlpool finished painting the interior of a Habitat home on 34th street
Employees of ITC Midwest hung doors and installed trim in another Habitat home on 34th Street
Members of the Oakhill Jackson Neighborhood Association worked alongside future Habitat homeowners Bovic & Charlie to paint their future home in the Oakhill Jackson Neighborhood
Participants in the Students Building Community program learned to hang drywall, lay flooring, and install electrical trim on the Student Build house
Home Show
Connect with housing & building professionals at Hawkeye Downs Expo Center during the Cedar Rapids Home Show! Cedar Valley Habitat will have a booth focusing on Students Building Community and Restore!

Friday, February 24: 4 PM - 8 PM
Saturday, February 25: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, February 26: 12 PM to 5 PM
Home Team Huddle
Thanks to everyone who helped kick off the new year with Home Team Huddle! Ticket sales are now closed, and the drawing for the grand prize winner will take place this Friday, February 17. Tune in to Facebook Live at 2 PM to see the winning ticket drawn!
Thank you to our sponsors:

DoubleTree by Hilton
Thank you to the following restaurants for hosting official Home Team Huddle parties
Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn
Lynn has used his skill to leave a unique mark on the organization. From 2008-2012 he served as a regular construction volunteer. “It’s pretty cool to watch a new home appear out of nothing and become a family’s dream,” says Lynn. However, his contribution to a home starts long before hammers and nails.

Lynn serves on the Construction Committee, and since 2018 he has worked closely with Cedar Valley Habitat’s Construction Director to design the house plans. Using his drafting skills, Lynn has produced plans for nearly 20 Habitat homes that fit our criteria of safe, decent, and affordable, while also adapting to the unique requirements of each lot. His contributions as a volunteer have shaped Habitat homes in a very meaningful way.
If you'd like to volunteer with Habitat, please contact Kelly Murphy at kelly.murphy@cvhabitat.org or 319.366.4485 ext. 104
ReStore is now gratefully accepting seasonal donations for spring:

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Chainsaws & Limb cutters
  • Lawnmowers and weedwackers
  • Landscaping materials
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Yard & Garden care
Donations are accepted Thursday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the alleyway donations door, or call 319.366.4485 to schedule a pickup at your home or business!
Cars for Homes
Cars for Homes 877-277-4344
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!