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Help raise funds for Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity's 14th Women Build project in honor of Billie Townsend! Billie joins a group of 14 women in the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity community honored for their achievements, their leadership, and their service to our neighbors. Click here to learn more about Billie Townsend.

Our Goal:
The Women Build committee is working together to raise $55,000 in local contributions and recruit volunteers to build an energy-efficient home that will be purchased by a family in need of affordable homeownership. Funds will also support a Helping Hands home project to make affordable repairs and/or accessibility modifications for an existing homeowner. Donate today to help us reach our fundraising goal! Donations can also be made by check and mailed to IVHFH | 2401 Scott Blvd. SE | Iowa City | IA | 52240. Include "Women Build" in the memo line.

  • July 17 and 24: Women Build Construction Classes. Classes will help attendees learn basic construction knowledge and skills to prepare them to volunteer at Habitat construction sites. More details about times and location are coming soon! Email tami@iowavalleyhabitat.org to get an update when final plans are set.
  • July 27: Groundbreaking Ceremony. Join the Women Build Committee and the future homeowners as we break ground at the site of the 14th Women Build Home. The ceremony will occur on Saturday, July 27, at 9:00 a.m. at 2645 Blazing Star Drive in Iowa City.
  • July 27: Frame-A-Thon! Decorate 2x4s for the Women Build Home. Off-site decorating of 2x4s will still be an option. Visit our event page for more information.
  • October 17: Hammers and Hardhats Auction FundraiserSave the date for our annual Women Build fundraising event at The Courtyard in Iowa City. But don't wait too long to buy tickets—tickets to this event in 2023 SOLD OUT!

History of IVHFH Women Build:
The first Iowa Valley Habitat Women Build was completed by a committee of volunteers in 2004, and the second was completed by a committee of volunteers in 2006. However, the affiliate did not commit to making the Women Build an annual project until 2011. Since then, it has become a tradition for IVHFH to name each Women Build in honor of an influential woman in the community.

2011-2023 IVHFH Women Build Honorees include: Dottie Ray, Jackie Blank, Jane McCune, Dr. Christine Grant, Jean Lloyd-Jones, Mary Palmberg, Pat Heiden, Kazi Alward, Jan Down, Katie Lammers, Doris Preucil, Jane Hagedorn, and Mary Mascher.


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Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 2645 Blazing Star Drive
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • USA
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In Support of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
We envision a world in which each person has a decent place to live. Locally, we partner with both current and future homeowners, local businesses, residents, and social service organizations to construct and renovate safe, decent, affordable housing in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Louisa, and Washington Counties.  We also secure affordable financing so that homeowners in our program save thousands of dollars over the life of their mortgage.   Globally, we work to remove barriers to decent housing by supporting Global Village trips and tithing to Habitat for Humanity global builds.  Together with our community, Habitat homeowners gain the strength, stability, and self-reliance needed to build better lives and stronger communities.