Talk about giving honor to God!
Los Angelos, CA resisdent James Ward, whose family faced homelessness,
was able to crowd source the $12,000 he needed to attend Howard University this fall.
Ward, 19, and his family have dealt with homelessness for four years,
bouncing between shelters and the street in L.A.’s Skid Row. Jessica Sutherland,
a digital media producer who had also been homeless as a child, found
out that Ward had been accepted to Howard and had received scholarships but still need $12,000 to cover
costs for a full year.
Sutherland set up a site, Homeless to Howard, to raise money from Ward and the money began pouring in from celebrities like Common and regular folks.
“It’s surreal. I can’t believe after everything that’s happened I’m
going to be leaving to attend Howard,” Ward told The Huffington
Post last fall.
“I would’ve never thought that something we started just a couple
of days ago would’ve turned out to become this massive,” Ward said.
“However, it makes me feel very happy because I know that although
the world may seem like a harsh and cold place, there are some
people out there that care and want to give to those in need.”
Check out his story below.