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Habitat for Humanity celebrates National Women Build Week

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity will be holding two events this weekend to celebrate National Women Build Week, May 5-11.

The first event, a groundbreaking ceremony and wall build, is being held Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2609 Whispering Prairie Avenue in Iowa City. This event is honor of Jean Lloyd-Jones, a former state senator and representative.

The second event, the Christine Grant 5k Run/Walk, is being held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, Shelter 2, located at 4213 Sand Road SE in Iowa City.

The majority of the construction on the new home will take place between August and November in order to give the group time to raise the money needed for the building materials.

The home will house a family of 12 Congolese refugees that are currently living in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment.

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