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'The need is there': Boyds working to build more houses for at-risk children in Uganda

'The need is there': Boyds working to build more houses for at-risk children in Uganda

Detroit – When Matthew and Ashley Boyd opened Kingdom Home in Uganda, it initially provided housing, refuge and hope for 36 children who were victims or at risk of being victims of the child sex trade.

Today, nearly a year later, the number of children in their care has grown to 90 and the Boyds, through their Kingdom Home non-profit organization, are trying to raise funds to build at least two more houses.

“The need is there,” said Boyd, the Tigers ace who will pitch against the Athletics on Saturday. “But the focus is, those who don’t have a family now do. They have brothers and sisters and house mothers and house fathers and they are living as children should.

“It’s really exciting to know that through the help of everybody who has linked arms with Kingdom Home from all over the world, these children can do whatever they want because they grew up in a safe place.”

Read more here.