Ohio Valley Goodwill Receives $1.4 Million in Grant Dollars To Serve Veterans and Their Families

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George Palmer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Director, Public Relations & Marketing           e-mail: gpalmer@cincigoodwill.org

Sharon Hannon

Marketing Specialist

e-mail: shannon@cincigoodwill.org

513-771-4800 / Fax 513-771-4959

Cincinnati, OH ·· October 6, 2014 ·· Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is pleased to announce that the organization was awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Veterans Administration and specifically, Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) to serve 420 low-income veterans and their families in Hamilton County over the three year period of the grant. The new SSVF grant will augment the services that Ohio Valley Goodwill is currently providing to 300 veterans and their families in seven counties in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Assistance to veterans and their families includes: career planning, job placement, housing support, health care access, transportation, and personal financial planning.

The award was announced by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. In announcing the grant, Senator Brown noted that, “The men and women of the Armed Forces have been made a promise that if they defend our country, a grateful nation will provide them with services and benefits they have earned. It is critical that we do all we can to end veteran homelessness and serve those who have served our nation.”

Ohio Valley Goodwill has been providing programs and services to help our military veterans in the Greater Cincinnati community for more than 20 years and is honored that the Veterans Administration has chosen the organization to expand its vitally needed services. “We look forward to the opportunity to enhance our services to veterans and their families in the Hamilton County area,” said Bill Darnell, Goodwill’s Grants Manager.

For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s veteran’s services, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services or call: (513) 631-4500

 

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