United Way NSV Day: Horizon Goodwill Industries
24 July 2020
We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom for United Way NSV Day with Elise from United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley and her guest, Brooke Grossman, Chief Mission Officer with Horizon Goodwill Industries to talk about the important role her organization plays in training the workforce in our community.
Horizon Goodwill Industries is part of a network of over 160 autonomous, community based agencies in the United States, Canada and 22 other countries known collectively as Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Serving portions of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia since 1955; their corporate offices are located at 14515 Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown, MD. Their mission is to provide people with disabilities and other barriers the opportunity to achieve their highest level of personal and economic independence.
Brooke told us about all the different services & programs offered to the under-served population (mostly in the ALICE category) to help them prepare, interview and train for job opportunities. We discussed the thrift stores and the abundance of great items that can be purchased (and donated) to help support this cause. You can get more information about her organization on their website: https://horizongoodwill.org/ and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horizongoodwill/
Elise told us about an upcoming ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) report presentation and Community Needs Assessment presentation that was to take place on Thursday, July 23. Since the recording of the show, that presentation has happened and you can see those materials here: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/community-needs-assessments
Elise also reminded us that the Rubbermaid Sale will take place on Saturday, July 25 from 8am – 12pm in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall. Social distancing and masks are required even though the event is being held outdoors because many of their volunteers are in a high-risk category.
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