North Texas woman celebrates a year of doing something good for a community in need.
Tanisha Edwards is the founder of Edwards Housing. While this is a non-profit organization helping those in need of a place to live, it is also a labor of love for Edwards who knows firsthand what they are going through.
“This idea started with me and my father. I was homeless during my teenage years. To sleep in the bathrooms and move to DFW. My dad was a Vietnam vet and he didn’t get a lot of the services he needed,” Edwards said.
It is now his mission to help.
“We founded the association because there was no plea for him [my dad]. I needed to connect it to the service,” said Edwards.
She started the housing project in 2020 but has been doing this work since 2012.
“We’ve helped over 500 people and in terms of food and other services, that’s over 10,000,” said Edwards.
They also provide on-site and on-the-job training to many people living in their housing system to ensure that when they are ready to get back on their feet, they will have the skills to do so.
Edwards’ work has been noticed by many, including LaTarence Dunbar-Bey, a Dallas native and former NFL player. Dunbar-Bey is the President and Founder of LED 360, an organization that strives to provide on-the-job education and training for student athletes and more.
Through his organization, he invited several groups from across the country to the Super Bowl this year as a thank you for their efforts in their communities. Edwards Housing was chosen as one of them. Thus, she and her family will have the opportunity to attend the match and present their work to a large audience.
You can watch Los Angeles Super Bowl LVI on your NBC 5 station on February 13, 2022.
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