December 30, 2023, The Northrop Group
Every home sold in partnership with The Northrop Group of Compass Denver helps to build a home for those in need and that continued this holiday season with two families able to move into their new homes right before Christmas!
Thank you to all of our amazing clients! We were fortunate to make a donation to make this dream happen for these families! Without you, we would not be able to have the positive impact with Giveback Homes that we do.
Read more about these wonderful families below:
Meet the Coto Martel Family (pictured above)
The Coto Martel family have suffered deeply after the loss of their first son, Carlitos. He was diagnosed with cancer and due to the lack of proper treatment, he sadly passed away at the age of twelve. Maria is 43 years old and spends her time taking care of their second son Edgardo (11 years old), doing household chores, and maintaining their garden and pet chickens. Maria’s dream is to have a new house, to see the streets in the community be repaired, and hopefully have another child. Carlos is 42 years old and works as a laborer to provide for their family. He also owns a small cornfield that helps provide basic grains for their family. Carlos hardly has any free time but when he does, he enjoys working on their land to keep is safe and clean. His dream is to have a new home and hopefully one day be able to afford his own truck to work and generate more income for his family. Their son Edgardo is in the fifth grade. He loves playing soccer with his friends and cousins in the community and dreams of making soccer his career.
The family earns about $148 per month which barely covers their basic food, water, electricity bills, and the cost of the land they live on. Their home is made of rotting metal sheets, dirt floors, a leaky roof, and they share a mattress for sleeping.
The family looks forward to having a secure roof that will bring them peace of mind during storms and a home that will give them hope to fulfill their future dreams.
Meet the Perez de Martel Family (pictured above)
Lorenza and Moises have lived in the Comunidades community for over 15 years. Together, they have taken on the responsibility of raising Lorenza’s three nephews after their parents separated. Lorenza’s brother (the children’s father) works far away, and still sends financial support and comes to visit his kids when it’s possible. Lorenza is 40 years old and dedicates her time to taking care of her nephews, doing household chores, and she sells tortillas to the local community to help make extra income. Her dream is see her nephews grow and live a healthy life. Moises is 39 years old and works seven days a week as a transportation driver. Beyond his daily responsibilities, Moises enjoys serving as a leader in the community, working to improve conditions and growth towards a safe and welcoming community for everyone. His vision extends beyond his family and his dream is to help make a positive change that will benefit future generations.
Their nephews are Gerson (11), Rodrigo (9), and Estefani (7), and they all are excelling in school and have dreams to continue their education. The family earns about $240 per month. Their home is made of rotting metal sheets, dirt floors, and a leaky roof. “We could sleep much more peacefully with a good roof, not having to worry about leaks in the middle of the night,” said Lorenza. Their home has once flooded up to their knees.
The Northrop Group is proud to help families in need through our real estate business by donating and volunteering our time with Giveback Homes, and every home we sell directly helps provide a home for someone in need. Giveback Homes is dedicated to creating a sustainable relationship between real estate professionals and communities in need throughout the world. If you are curious or interested in a partnership with Giveback Homes, contact us! We would love to tell you more about the organization and you can learn more about Giveback Homes here.
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