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Gazette Gives Back
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Gazette Gives Back

The Gazette offers area citizens the power to give local nonprofits free advertising dollars; Habitat for Humanity is one of them.  Five years ago, The Gazette in Cedar Rapids started a program called The Gazette...

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November 07, 2018
Marshalltown Recovery
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Marshalltown Recovery

Every year, natural disasters, war and civil unrest displace millions of people around the world from their homes.  Eastern Iowa residents are no strangers to the damage ensued by tornadoes and unprecedented floods. While no...

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September 17, 2018
A heart for Habitat
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A heart for Habitat

Putting God’s love in action through the work of St. Pius X Catholic Church   Faith-based organizations across our service area are making a significant impact on the work of Habitat each and every day....

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September 17, 2018
30 Years & Building
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30 Years & Building

On September 12, 1988, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity was formed and legally incorporated. Its mission? To build “decent housing for God’s people in need,” as seen in an archival photo from the nineties. While a...

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September 12, 2018
Home Builders Blitz 2018
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Home Builders Blitz 2018

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with the Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association, built three homes in five days on 12th St. NE in Cedar Rapids June 4-8, 2018! This weeklong project dates...

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June 12, 2018
Declutter with Habitat ReStore
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Declutter with Habitat ReStore

More than 70 percent of Americans take part in some form of spring cleaning every year, according to the American Cleaning Institute. The benefits of this annual tradition are easy to see: a clean home is...

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May 03, 2018
National Women Build Week 2018
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National Women Build Week 2018

Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is an annual weeklong event created by Habitat’s Women Build program in partnership with Lowe’s. The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability...

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March 29, 2018
Home is the Key 2018
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Home is the Key 2018

We believe that home is the foundation for our lives, and it should provide an atmosphere of contentment and calm where individuals can thrive. Yet for many families in the United States, the concept of...

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March 29, 2018