Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio Valley Goodwill Announces High Impact Grant Award for Veterans Program from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Check Presentation for Veterans Services Grant

Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to welcome Kendra Bach, Terri Bethel, Brent Dapper, Matt Schmitz and Pat Lillie from Wells Fargo on Monday, July 29th for a check presentation and tour of its Employment and Training Center.   The organization is the grateful recipient of a High Impact Grant from Wells Fargo for its Veterans programs. The grant in the amount of $93,420 is to be used to provide emergency housing assistance and employment-related aid to 150 extremely low/low income individuals and/or families. The primary goals of the grant are to help individuals to achieve economic and personal independence through employment and housing stability. Individuals served will be residents of four counties including Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren.

Following the formal check presentation, the Wells Fargo team members enjoyed an extensive tour and overview of Ohio Valley Goodwill’s award-winning programs for people with disabilities as well as military veterans along with its other business lines which help to generate the needed revenue to provide services to more than 3500 people annually. The interested guests were intrigued by the Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program and its emphasis on community participation; Community Services and its focus on helping people to achieve employment success as well as its many programs for military veterans and others struggling with homelessness.

For more than twenty-five years, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries has offered programs and services specifically designed to meet the needs of military veterans both in terms of employment as well as housing. Ohio Valley Goodwill is a 501 © 3, not-for-profit community-based organization in operation since 1916. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Goodwill provides a comprehensive array of rehabilitation, training and placement services as well as ancillary supports to individuals with disabilities, homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness and individuals experiencing socio-economic disadvantages impacting on employment. In 2018, Ohio Valley Goodwill served more than 3500 individuals in one or more of the agency’s broad range of programs and 907 were assisted in obtaining community employment.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to Wells Fargo for their award of the High Impact Grant which will assist our nation’s veterans and others challenged with homelessness to attain economic and personal independence and individual success. To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries program and services for military veterans, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services.