During his award acceptance remarks, John not only gratefully thanked his “Goodwill family” for their support but touchingly, made a point of thanking his son, Cameron, who was in attendance at the special luncheon event.Sue Burreson, Guild President, then completed the award ceremony by presenting John with a check as part of the Jane Kreps Memorial Fund. Burreson explained that Jane had been a long-time member of the Service Guild and past President and the Veteran’s Day luncheon was her idea originally.
Today’s Veteran’s luncheon event was truly memorable not only for the Veterans in attendance but also, because today’s event is taking place during the organization’s 100th anniversary of service. As part of its mission of helping people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to get jobs, for the past twenty-six years, Goodwill has proudly offered employment, skill training, housing and case management assistance to thousands of veterans as they successfully re-integrate into our local community. Goodwill was also pleased to welcome WCPO Channel 9 news to the Veteran’s Luncheon and thank them for their coverage of the awards ceremony and the Mayor’s presentation.
In the Greater Cincinnati area, Ohio Valley Goodwill has helped thousands of veterans, build their civilian careers. Locally, last year, Ohio Valley Goodwill served more than 900 veterans and their families. Since the early 1990′s, the organization has helped more than 6000 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-six years for the hundreds of men and women that we have served at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries,” said Charlie Blythe, Goodwill’s Grants Director.
On this Veteran’s Day and every day, Ohio Valley Goodwill salutes our military heroes; our nation’s veterans. This year, the organization is delighted to congratulate former Marine, John Farley, on his proud service to our country. Our most sincere thanks to the Goodwill Service Guild volunteers on their hard work on this year’s Veteran’s Day luncheon in honor of our Veterans.