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The theme of the 2015 Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities Community Recognition Dinner was appropriately “Celebrating Employment Opportunities,” and Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to be a sponsor and participant in this year’s event. Held Sunday, March 22nd at the Savannah Center, Goodwill staff members representing its Fairfield Vocational Center, Employment Services, CARE and Marketing departments, were excited to be there in support of team member, Brenda Matthews, who received the Community Recognition award. Matthews, who works at the Fairfield Vocational Center, was being recognized for her heroic life-saving efforts on behalf of an individual served by the Butler County Board of DD as well as her on-going advocacy in support of people with developmental disabilities.
The annual Community Recognition Dinner is an opportunity for the Board to celebrate with community members, businesses, churches and organizations their support of people with developmental disabilities in our community. This year’s theme was about employment and helping people to find meaningful work in the community. Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Employment team has been dedicated to that mission for almost 100 years and in 2013, helped almost 1000 people to get jobs in the Greater Cincinnati community.
“We are so happy that Brenda was recognized for her heroic act,” said Michael Goforth, Fairfield Goodwill Supervisor. “Her effort is just one example of our staff team’s commitment toward supporting the individuals we serve in every way we can- especially in regards to helping people to get jobs in the community.”
To find out more about Goodwill’s Employment Services and the organization’s commitment towards helping people to achieve personal success, please visit www.goodwillemploymentservices.com. Our congratulations to Brenda Matthews on her Community Recognition award and to the Butler County Board of DD on their spotlight on helping people to get jobs in our community.