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UNI ROTC partners with Waterloo’s House of Hope for ‘Sleep Out to Build Hope’

April 10, 2017

Lt. Col. Glen Keith, professor, military science, UNI Army ROTC, 319-273-6220,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will sponsor “Sleep Out to Build Hope” with the House of Hope on April 28 at the Bucks Stadium in Waterloo.

“Sleep Out to Build Hope” is a homeless night out for campus and community members to reflect on the House of Hope’s mission to provide homeless mothers with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families and permanent homes. The House of Hope is expanding to a new facility in Waterloo that will support more mothers and children. It is a critical need in the Cedar Valley with over 50 mothers with children on the waiting list. “Sleep Out to Build Hope” is raising $1.5 million to renovate and move into the new space that was donated by the Dr. Christensen family. Renovation is scheduled to start in August 2017. 

Participation in the event is free and open to the public. Details about the event can be found at or contact Lt. Col. Glen Keith at 319-594-4259 or For information about the House of Hope and how to support their renovation and mission, visit