Car wash to benefit Lee family

CVHS student volunteers have been working at a variety of fund raisers throughout the area to raise money for the Joo Lee memorial fund. Pictured here from left are Andre Aboolian, Santi Santiago and Eddie Taylor.

By Mary O’Keefe

After two weeks of postponing a car wash benefitting the Joo Lee memorial fund, the event is finally scheduled on a weekend without rain.

This Saturday, several student service clubs from Crescenta Valley High School will join forces to have the car wash at the school’s overflow parking lot on Ramsdell Avenue south of Office Depot. All proceeds will be donated to the memorial fund.

On Jan. 1, a vehicle struck Lee as he crossed the 3000 block of Montrose Avenue. He was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. His youngest, Suzie, attends CVHS.

Peter Lee is president of the CVHS LOOK club and a friend of Suzie’s. He wanted to do something to help her family.

“I wanted to have a car wash but knew that we couldn’t because of water conservation,” he said.

That was when Crescenta Valley Water District stepped in. CVWD’s Christy Scott said she had been looking at a waterless car wash method.  She contacted the waterless company, learned about the system and the district donated enough materials to wash 500 cars.

Car wash tickets are on sale at the CV Weekly office, at the high school and at the car wash on Saturday. There will also be a bake sale so customers can enjoy a healthy snack.