Evergreen Home Loans
Lisa Pim is a PNW native, born and raised, as is her husband of 25 years. They have two children, and in their house, family comes first. They enjoy summers together on the Hood Canal where they go crabbing, fishing, and boating. Lisa’s oldest daughter will start college next year at Lisa’s alma mater, the University of Washington.
At Evergreen Home Loans, Lisa loves working with the first time homebuyer. She finds nothing more gratifying than helping young people get their first house–a previously unimaginable goal for many of them.
Lisa has previously been involved with the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club and Overlake Auxiliary, but now that her children are older, and now that she has a connection with Mary’s Place, she has decided to make Mary’s Place her sole focus for giving and volunteering.
Why are you an Agent of Change?
“I have been involved in a lot of organizations. Mary’s Place is different. They have narrowed in on what homeless families truly need. It’s a safe place where moms can cook their children eggs just the way they like them. Children are able to get back into the swing of life, quickly going back to school and activities. Mary’s Place deeply cares and sees the value and importance in each guest.
Also, Agents of Change is comprised of a dynamic group of individuals, some of whom I’ve had connections with for over 30 years.”
All of us work with homes on a day-to-day basis. Why is having a home so important?
“Home grounds you and creates connections. You become part of a neighborhood. You care about your neighbors and help one another. It provides stability. It’s a place that’s yours where you feel safe and loved.“
“Nothing is more gratifying than to see young folks get into their first house when it was unimaginable. Pure joy!”
What impresses you most about Mary’s Place?
“Everyone is treated with dignity and caring.”
What inspires you to help those less fortunate?
“My mom was very philanthropic, and I was taught at an early age that it is better to give than receive. It brings me great joy to know I have helped one family be off the streets at night.”