Horizon Goodwill Commits to Veterans Employment Opportunities and Services for Veterans Day Tribute

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Veterans services are an essential part of what Goodwill implements with their Mission Services programs.

Goodwill's Veteran's Day Celebration extends all week including veterans receiving 20% off purchases.

Catharine Fleming, Chief Mission Officer for Horizon Goodwill, said, “We are excited to be part of a program that cares about our servicemen and women. Veterans do so much for our country, and we owe it to them and their families to make reentry into the community a smooth transition.

Horizon Goodwill Industries (HGI) will host an open house for veterans on Thursday, November 9, 2017. HGI and AMVETS are partners in a program funded through the Call of Duty Endowment that is helping veterans find employment. Goodwill has been a national leader in this endeavor finding jobs for 25 veterans in 2016 and on target to serve over 175 veterans in 2017. Catharine Fleming, Chief Mission Officer for Horizon Goodwill, said, “We are excited to be part of a program that cares about our servicemen and women. Veterans do so much for our country, and we owe it to them and their families to make reentry into the community a smooth transition. We are grateful to be facilitators of their journey to occupational success and watch them flourish as they enter the next stage of their lives.”

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Goodwill will host an open house for veteran’s support services. The open house will be located at Horizon Goodwill Resource Center 200 North Prospect Street Hagerstown, MD. from 12pm-2pm. There will be food and drinks while the veterans obtain all the essential information about the program and they will be able to sign-up for any services needed at that time. The first 50 veterans will also receive a free backpack and inside the bag is Goodwill’s newest logoed t-shirt. Anyone who wears the t-shirt to shop at any of the Horizon Goodwill stores on Tuesdays or Thursdays will receive 10% off on their purchases.

“We cannot say enough about the gratitude we feel for the men and women who have placed their lives on the line make sure we keep our freedom,” said John McCain CEO of Horizon Goodwill. “Making sure veterans have a valued place in our society when they are finished with their service is a crucial component to the success of our communities. We believe in giving them every opportunity and removing any barriers we can for them.”

As part of Goodwill’s commitment to their military services, they will be dedicating a giant flag in front of their corporate office building on Friday, November 10, 2017. Former delegate Paul Muldowney and his family will be donating the 8x12 flag that will be raised by the Joint Venture Color Guard at 1:30 pm. Goodwill invites the community to celebrate with them.

About Horizon Goodwill
For 62 years, Horizon Goodwill has helped people find jobs, build their financial stability, and strengthen their families. They receive thousands of donations annually that support 18 stores and 17 counties in four states. Goodwill continues to implement new programs and business services to preserve the positive social and environmental outcomes for the community. Goodwill has been rated #1 above the global brands Amazon and Google for the Brand World Value Rankings for 2016 and 2017. Horizon Goodwill Industries, whose mission is “Removing Barriers, Creating Opportunities,” is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have access to employment despite significant obstacles. Horizon Goodwill serves over 5,000 clients annually in a 17-county region that includes parts of the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.horizongoodwill.org @HorizonGoodwill #removingbariers #creatingopportunities #GoodwillChangesLives

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