The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. -Matthew 7:25
Grace and peace to you at this most wonderful time of year!
As we mark Cedar Valley Habitat’s 25th anniversary, it is so clear how blessed we are to be in relationship with you. Thank you for continuing to support the work of Habitat in this community so generously!
While most of us hardly notice such things, our construction team spends a great deal of time making sure the foundations for our Habitat homes are just right. It might not make the local news, but this phase of construction is the most critical piece to ensuring that a home is built to last for our partner families.
We believe that the right foundation for our life-changing housing program has been provided and continually blessed by God. But for 25 years now, the home on that foundation has been
built, in every sense of the word, by individuals and families like you. Our organization, as well as our great community, has been tested, but houses built on “the rock” are forever homes.
We did not meet our goal of serving 25 families this year…we exceeded it! By year’s end, 30 families will have benefited from our range of dynamic housing programs. Six of those beautiful families are pictured above. Thanks to you, these particular families not only have a home of their own for the first time at the holidays, but more importantly, the foundation for a brighter future!
We surely will be tested again next year. With the number of families in-need throughout Linn and Benton counties increasing and aggressive flood-related rebuilding efforts continuing, there is more work than ever to do. But on the strength of a program rooted in faith, good works and unparalleled partnerships, together, we will continue to build on our foundation and change lives!
Thank you for believing in and supporting our ministry!
With Love and Gratitude,
Jeff Capps, Executive Director
Joe Strathman, Board President
P.S. – Your support helps provide a solid foundation for future Habitat families! Please use
the buttons below to donate online or donate by mail to offer your invaluable financial support for our 2014 program!!
All gifts postmarked by December 31, 2013 will be recognized as 2013 donations.