2020

YEAR IN REVIEW

3rd

IN THE NATION FOR
FAMILIES SERVED
OUT OF MORE THAN 1,200 AFFILIATES

24,953

TOTAL
VOLUNTEER
HOURS

8th

IN NATION OF 1,200+ AFFILIATES
IN TITHE TO HELP BUILD HOUSES
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

27

FAMILIES SERVED
IN DALLAS AND JASPER COUNTIES

2

NEW ONLINE
STORES LAUNCHED
FOR THE HABITAT RESTORE

670+

UNIQUE DIGITAL TOUCHES
FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS
(HOME DEDICATIONS, THE KEY AWARDS, FINANCIAL FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS)

302

LOW INCOME
FAMILIES SERVED

=

19

HOMEOWNERSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES

CREATED

+

229

REPAIRS & COMMUNITY

PROJECTS

+

54

FAMILES SERVED

VIA FINANCIAL FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

20

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 2020

1. Celebrated the creation of the 400th homeownership opportunity in Central Iowa
2. Advocated at the local and state level to help secure funding for rent and mortgage relief
3. GDM Habitat Board of Directors named a Top 25 Nonprofit Board by the Des Moines Business Record
4. 215 households participated in the Homeownership Program family selection process

5. Commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a special Women Build
6. ReStore broke sales records three months of the calendar year
7. Completed a process improvement for Rock the Block® program creating a deeper focus at the neighborhood block level
8. Implemented a successful virtual Key Awards event featuring former HUD Secretary Julián Castro 
9. Hosted 29 AmeriCorps Members
10. Launched an online pre-application for Habitat’s homeownership program, allowing more ways to begin the application process
11. 465 hours volunteered by members of our Board of Directors, Executive Committees, and Outlying County Steering Committees
12. 2021-2023 Strategic Plan developed with new initiatives (more information coming in 2021!)
13. Urbandale ReStore won the Urbandale Business of the Year
14. Created innovative solutions for digitizing processes, including employment application
15. Raised the Habitat ReStore starting wage to $15 an hour
16. Celebrated receiving a lifetime total of more than $200,000 in donated land from one donor family
17. Adapted to provide group education and one-on-one services in virtual and over-the-phone formats
18. Launched the sign-a-stud initiative to keep supporters connected with homebuyers even when they couldn’t volunteer on-site
19. Partnered with Homes for Iowa on a home in Perry, Iowa
20. ReStore is now open for 24/7 shopping online

GDM Habitat for Humanity

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

515-471-8686

Office Hours
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

East Euclid ReStore

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

515-309-0224

Store Hours
Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 6:00pm

Urbandale ReStore

4033 NW Urbandale Dr.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

515-309-0224

Store Hours
Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 6:00pm