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Kurt and Brenda Warner continue to help rebuild Cedar Rapids


You've seen his fancy footwork on the field, but these days you're more likely to see NFL star quarterback Kurt Warner wearing a tool belt.

"It's nice to be able to come out and do this because so often obviously because of what we've done we can lend our name to a lot of things but we've always been about trying to get involved," said Kurt Warner.

That involvement with Habitat for Humanity helped build a fresh start for a single mother of three from Cedar Rapids.

"My children will have their own rooms, a backyard to be able to play, and a basement for them to play.  We don't have that where we live now," said Amber Titlbach.

Dozens of volunteers showed up in the Czech Village to help rebuild on the site of a flood damaged home, including Brenda Warner. 

"Its a challenge, I love it. Its out of my comfort zone," said Brenda Warner.

Brenda's tasks included manning the miter saw.

But the challenge was far more personal for her.

"When I met Kurt I was a single mom on food stamps in low-income housing, and I just needed someone to kind of help me out," said Brenda Warner.

The Warner's donated their time, their money and their experience.  They won't be slowing down their flood recovery efforts anytime soon.

"The reason we've come back three straight years is because it's still in progress. It's not done yet.  There's still a lot of work to do.  That's what this program, Habitat, is all about. It's about people coming together, like minded, with a similar cause, wanting to make a difference." said Kurt Warner.

The organization is celebrating a milestone with more than 20 years and 99 homes in the making.  Amber Titlbach's home will be the 100th home built or rehabilitated by CVHFH since it started in 1988.

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