Delta High grad uses his own struggle to help others

During a student club discussion earlier this school year, senior Edward Lee decided he needed to speak up.

Delta High School’s Ambassadors Club was debating which organizations to help with a fundraiser. One student suggested My Friend’s Place, a shelter for homeless teens in Kennewick.

That’s when Edward, 18, told his fellow students that he had lived for a time at the shelter and it needed support, such as more beds to accommodate youth. The shelter’s washer and dryer at the time were on their last legs as well.

“A lot of them couldn’t believe (I’d been homeless),” Edward said.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:46am