Bill Colwell Ford "Fills a 50" for the House of Hope

House of Hope Bill Colwell Ford

In celebration of the Ford F-Series being America's best-selling truck for 41 years, Bill Colwell Ford hosted the Fill a 50 event. During the month of April, they collected items for the House of Hope in Waterloo. The House of Hope is a two-year transitional housing program for single mothers and their children. Bill Colwell Ford asked the Cedar Valley community to bring items and help them fill the bed of an F-150, or Fill a 50

Some of the items they collected included garbage bags, toilet paper, twin size bedding, laundry detergent, and more. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and donated to the Fill a 50 event this year. A lot of items were raised for the House of Hope and Bill Colwell Ford definitely surpassed their goal of 300 items. 

Once again, thank you to everyone who participated, your generosity is astounding!

Pictured left to right: Jeff Baker, Lisa Nissen, Dusky Steele, Whitney Johnson, and Blake Colwell. 

About the House of Hope:

​House of Hope provides homeless mothers with individualized support and transitional housing to achieve secure families and permanent homes.
Their vision is to end the cycle of homelessness for mothers and children in the Cedar Valley with respect, empowerment, stewardship and accountability as our core values.
In 1995 a group of concerned church leaders in the community formed the Christian Community Development (CCD) to address the growing problem of homelessness among single mothers in the Cedar Valley. Starting with a peer support model, evolving over time into a trauma informed care model, House of Hope has been a support system for hundreds of families who needed the opportunity to land on their feet. Over the years it has grown from housing 7 families to 10 and soon to be 15.
For more information about the House of Hope, please visit their website at
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