Homeless 19-year old James Ward will attend Howard University this fall after soliciting online donations to his college fund.
Ward has been homeless since the age of 14, moving from place to place with his siblings and mother. They’ve even lived in his mother’s car for long spells.
After launching a campaign online called “Homeless to Howard) just a few days ago, his story spread like wildfire.
To date, the efforts have raised $12,000, enough to handle his first-year expenses not covered by loans or grants. The bigger goal is to raise the funds for all four years of college. But for the moment, just having enough to cover the first year, Ward said, is beyond what he expected.
“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.”
We are so excited for this young man. Keep those donations coming!
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