A Florida attorney who helps families fight foreclosure, wants to help a family in a major way this holiday season. Mark Stopa plans to give away a home to a family in need.
“I often feel like I’m not doing enough,” he said when he posted his plans on his website StayInMyHome.com. “So many homeowners have lost their homes. There’s still so much sadness,” he said.
Stopa is asking families to write to him, in 200 words or less, telling their stories, and a lucky Florida family will be notified by year’s end. He plans to buy the home after he chooses the family, and then hand over the keys to a house free and clear all any mortgage.
“It’s my way of giving back to a community that has given so much to me.”
Stopa says he started his law firm as a one-man show, working mainly out of his house. Now, Stopa Law Firm runs 3 offices with several lawyers and some 20 staff members who have won 733 dismissals of foreclosures.
Interested families should write to:
Stopa Law Firm, Free House Giveaway
2202 N. West Shore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
In the type-written letter, explain why Stopa and his children should choose you (they will decide together). He only asks that you read, and adhere to, the rules — such as the requirement that you live in the home, rather than selling it.
Story tip from John Baumgarten