It's a car wash with a special cause and a way for a mother to keep her son's memory alive. Lorena Wilson organized a car wash to raise money for a college scholarship fund. Her 19-year-old son Marcus died in 2010 when his car crashed following a police pursuit. His housemate had reported the car stolen but Lorena Wilson says her son was innocent.Wilson says helping young adults attend college is a great way to honor her son. Wilson says any Roanoke high school student can apply for the scholarship as long as they have a 2.5 GPA and write a 250-word essay on why they should be awarded the scholarship.
Lorena Wilson says the scholarship fund has helped send 7 youngsters to college and she is excited about helping many more. “It makes me feel good because education is everything and these days and times without education we're not going to make it. I mean, a high school diploma is great but a college degree can get you further,” she said. In addition to the scholarship, Wilson and others sold baked goods Saturday to raise money. Later this month, Wilson will hold yet another scholarship fundraiser. The 1st annual “Bowling for Scholarships” will take place at the AMF Lanes on Williamson Road in Roanoke from 7pm to 9pm.
For more information, contact Lorena Wilson at email@example.com or 540-400-6317.