2ROOFS is Whatcom County's own social real estate team. Every sale helps house a person in need at no additional cost to you. See how it works HERE.
Thank you to Matthew & Jazmen Draper for using 2roofs and REalize Giving to buy your home in Tampa, Florida! Because of this, your chosen non profit, Lord's Compassion MInistry, has received a portion of our fee to help them continue the mission of supporting young people in Uganda become self-sufficient future leaders. Andrew (see story below) was recently empowered through education, mentorship, leadership development, and vocational training. Thank you to Jenny Putrino of Premier Sotheby's International Real Estate for also being a part of this donation.
Andrew, a Ugandan native, was born in an impoverished family, being the last born out of three children. Andrew stated his parents were not educated and that each member of his family’s education did not go beyond the fifth grade. When Andrew and his siblings were young, their mother deserted the family and left their father to take care of them. Their grandmother then took in the children while Andrew’s father provided some support however, shortly after, he passed away due to HIV. His father was not able to receive treatment due to their poverty. Afterwards, family members took care of Andrew and his siblings, but neglected them. Andrew felt his life was going nowhere. “I used to cry asking God why I was born. God heard my cry.” Lufafa (founder of LCM) took Andrew in and cared for him. Lufafa paid school fees and invited Andrew to live with him. Andrew is happily living with Lufafa. Andrew planned on continuing his education, however, with his lack of education throughout the years, school personnel said he was too old to be in school. Andrew decided to put school on pause and focus on some hands on work and pursue dreams of attending mechanic school. He enjoys working with his hands and feels that even though he is not in the typical school setting, he is eager to learn. “I have a bright future. Thank you.”