Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio Valley Goodwill Celebrates Our Veterans as Independence Day Approaches!

Ohio Valley Goodwill Celebrates Our Veterans as  Independence Day Approaches!

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
10600 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215


Michael Flannery-  Public Information Officer
e-mail: mflanneryr@cincigoodwill.org
513-771-4800, ext. 6323 / CELL: 513-207-0719

Ohio Valley Goodwill Celebrates Our Veterans as  Independence Day Approaches!

Cincinnati, OH · · June 26, 2015 · · Federal Grant Will Help Homeless Veterans in Cincinnati and Northern  Kentucky Transition into the Workforce  Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is pleased to announce that it has received word from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown  (D-OH) that the organization has been awarded a federal grant from U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL)  Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP). The $600,000 grant will be used to provide job training and  support for homeless veterans. This new grant will begin July 1, 2015 and continue until June 30, 2016.

” 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,” Brown, a member of the Senate  Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said. ” These federal funds are a down payment on the promise to support  those who have already given so much to our nation.”

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center will utilize the funds for a variety of support services,  including education and job training, counseling, job placement, and follow up assistance for homeless veterans  in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

In the Greater Cincinnati area, Ohio Valley Goodwill has helped thousands of veterans, build their civilian  careers. Locally, in 2014, Ohio Valley Goodwill served more than 800 veterans. Since the early 1990″²s, the  organization has helped more than 8000 veterans to receive assistance with transitional and permanent  housing, skill training, job placement assistance as well as case management support. ” We are very proud of  the quality services that we have been providing for the past twenty-five years for the hundreds of men and  women that we have served at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries,” said Charlie Blythe, Goodwill’s Grants  Director. ” This new grant will enable us to provide even greater services to more people.”

” As we near the celebration of the 4th of July holiday and the anniversary of our nation’s independence, it is  fitting that we also honor and recognize all that our veterans do to keep our country safe and free,” said Joseph  Byrum, President and CEO of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries.

For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services for our nation’s veterans, please visit  www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services or call 513-631-4500.