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Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity dedicates 100th home

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A big milestone for an eastern Iowa group that helps people become homeowners.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 100th new or rehabilitated home.

You may remember back in May, Cedar Rapids native and former NFL star Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda began work on the home in the 1700 block of Mallory St. SW.

Saturday afternoon, the homeowners - who put in their own sweat equity - received the keys to their new home. 

"They picked us, and we're very fortunate that this is the 100th house. It's an exciting thing," said new homeowner Isaiah Pearson.

Pearson, his wife and their children helped build the home putting in hundreds of hours of what's called sweat equity. Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity's first home was built in 1989.

The three years since the floods of 2008 have been a real challenge for the organization. 

"We've had a tremendous challenge, but we've also had a lot of opportunity. It's people working with us who have really wanted to see this program succeed because it needs to succeed, and programs like it need to succeed, especially in post-flood Cedar Rapids," said executive director Jeff Capps.

Monday, the group will dedicate three flood-impacted homes that have been rehabilitated.

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