Gentry Locke assists in raising funds to support Blue Ridge Legal Services
July 7, 2017 (Roanoke, Va.) – Gentry Locke was pleased to appear in a recent Roanoke Times article regarding our role in helping to ensure that Blue Ridge Legal Services can fully fund a second attorney to serve the needs of our community.
Gentry Locke’s donation will be paired with an equal donation from one other large law firm to total $15,000, along with expected generosity from the 100 local firms that were contacted to aid in this endeavor.
Monica Monday, our Managing Partner, was quoted in the article as saying “Blue Ridge did not ask us to do this, we were concerned about it.”
Blue Ridge Legal Services, which provides affordable and pro bono legal services to residents of the Roanoke Valley, saw a reduction in funding from important sources such as the United Way of Roanoke Valley. It is hoped that the remaining $14,000 needed to fund the position will be achieved by July 28, 2017.