Contact: Jake Byers
Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 319-243-1364 office 319-830-9086 cell


August 1, 2023 – 5PointOp has created a special project fund with the Community Foundation
of Northeast Iowa, named the 5PointOp Veteran Housing Fund, to provide support and skill
building for veterans working toward housing security in Black Hawk County through the
5PointOp program.

The mission of 5PointOp is to build upon the skillsets that have created successful soldiers to
reintegrate them into positive and productive lives, to build stability and wealth for those that
provided security while we civilians succeeded in our endeavors, and to alleviate the negative
impact the demands of military life placed on their lives, their families and friends.
“While I’m a veteran, I recognize that many gave or endured so much more than I did. I want to
use my skills to help my service brothers and sisters find a sense of normalcy and success in the
civilian world; that all starts with the basic security of a place to call home.” said Victor
Rottinghaus, Founder of 5PointOp.
The initial goal is to place fifty veterans in four-plex housing units which the veteran will own
and lease the other units. The projected start date is October 2023, although the timeline will
depend on fundraising success. The long-term goal will be to increase the number of veterans
placed in housing each year.
Financial gifts of cash/check and stock are accepted through the Community Foundation of
Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls, IA, 50613. Checks to the fund should be
made payable to the 5PointOp Veteran Housing Fund. Gifts can also be made on the
Community Foundation’s secure website at Donors to the fund can
take advantage of normal federal deductions for charitable gifts.

Questions about giving to the fund may be directed to Laurie Everhardt, director of
development with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, at 319-243-1352 or

More information about 5PointOp can be found on their website at

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