The Daily Reflector, a daily news publication based in Greenville, recently interviewed attorney Lynwood Evans about the importance of the Virginia Scales Community Crossroads Center.
Lynwood is a current board member and former board president who celebrated the Center's inaugural champion award on Monday, October 18. During the ceremony, Lynwood shared plans for expanding the homeless shelter. You can read more about those plans and the award honoree here.
Prior to the celebration, The Daily Reflector talked with Lynwood about Virginia Scales' legacy and her dedication to helping the homeless. From the article:
"When we reflected on the community’s support, and in particular Mrs. Scales and her passing, we thought about how we as an organization could begin to honor those who have supported the shelter the most over their lives,” Evans said. “That gave birth to this award.”
“Originally the shelter was opened as a place for men only,” Evans said. “As demand grew, Mrs. Scales was one of the community leaders who advocated for the addition of a women’s dorm.”
Evans said that when a new facility was built for the center in 2015, Scales and her family advocated for adding space for families.
Our current family room suite, which accommodates four families, is named in honor of her,” Evans said. “As you see, in the evolution of the center over the years, she has been a part of that as services have been expanded.”
You can read Lynwood's entire interview with The Daily Reflector here.