Habitat for Humanity Kicks off Spring Construction

By Jill Kasparie, Reporter

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity volunteers are gearing up for a busy construction season.

This week marks the beginning of projects in Linn County, two in Hiawatha and one in Cedar Rapids.

Future homeowner of the Cedar Rapids home, Stacey Walters, is thrilled to see the process get underway. It’s a sign of hope for her, especially during the tough economy. The home will sit at 1807 1st St. SW.

“It’s just amazing, it’s just a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to get started,” Walters said.

Crews have already poured the basement, and soon the lot will be transformed into a very busy scene.

“You’ll see a three bedroom home for a Cedar Rapids area family and you’ll see a lot of volunteers here in a couple weeks doing all kinds of work,” said Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Jeff Capps.

Walters will move into the Habitat house with her two-year-old son. It will be the first time she has owned a home. She said she could have never done it without the help of Habitat for Humanity. She’s looking forward to having all kinds of fun in her new home with her son.

“Just having the opportunity to have our own place and having his own yard to play in,” Walters said.

On Thursday, April 12, the Walters and Habitat for Humanity will hold a ground blessing ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

It’ll be at the construction site on 1st street Southwest. The public is invited to attend and celebrate the beginning of construction with the Walters family.

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