A Richland man whose 17-year-old son, Joshua Snapp, was murdered by two friends last summer is holding a treasure hunt this weekend to raise money for a community outreach program he is starting called Cushions.
Chris Snapp said the treasure hunt will be a way for the families in the communities to get an up-close look at services available in the Tri-Cities that can help people of all ages in a time of need.
The way it will work is meeting at My Friends Place, a youth homeless shelter, on N Grant Pl. Kennewick at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
$10 gets you your first clue and there will be several locations to get to.
The treasure hunt will end at 'Events at Sunset' on the bypass for a BBQ and a raffle for some cool prizes.
That include gift cards to business all over the Tri-Cities, t-shirts and collector's items.
The purpose of Cushions is for troubled youth to have a place to come to and spend time at instead of getting in trouble.
"It's really to share some of the resources that are in our community that people don't know about unless they are facing some sort of tragedy," said Snapp. "At the same time, we want them to know what we're trying to do for the young folks in our community that may be getting a little lost and need direction."
So far, Snapp has also gotten a community garden going and a project going to work on an old truck for the kids to have some hands on projects to spend time on while learning some skill at the same time.
Snapp has come very far with this non-profit getting his 501(c)(3) and other licenses, he is still looking for more funding and a facility to run inside of so kids have a place to come to.
Donations will also be accepted at the treasure hunt tomowwow.
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