Grantee Stories

drew-willey

Showing Christ’s Love to the Underrepresented

Drew Willey had his future mapped out in front of him. The Arlington, Texas, native graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a master’s in accounting in 2010. He secured a position as an accountant at an oil and gas company. He was attending law school in order to be a corporate tax attorney “making big dollars.” And then he met Marvin.

Drew received a We Raise Foundation Emerging Leader grant for his Houston-based non-profit organization Restoring Justice, which provides legal representation and social services for people imprisoned because they cannot afford legal counsel. It’s a great fit for Drew, who values We Raise’s focus on working at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality. “With We Raise, I felt like I had found a place where I could totally be supported in my mindset of showing Christ’s love while working within a broken system,” he says. “It’s such a breath of fresh air.”

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