Habitat for Humanity trying interfaith home builds

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) -- Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity held an event Wednesday night to try to get more diversity involved in its home builds.

The event was held in Iowa City and it was to try to welcome and encourage all faith backgrounds to get involved in the group's events.

"We really just started the committee, and we just really see it as a way to grow the organization itself. [We are] getting people of faith involved more heavily with the organization," Gabe Martin, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity community outreach director, said.

Several people from Habitat's Interfaith Committee shared why they volunteer their time at the event.

The group has already planned its first interfaith build for next spring through July. The home will go to a family of six.

The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity serves Cedar, Iowa, Johnson and Washington Counties.