Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to welcome newly elected Congressman Greg Landsman from Ohio’s First District, and OAGI [Ohio Association of Goodwill Industries] Executive Director, Prince Garuba, to its corporate headquarters on Wednesday, February 15th. The Congressman’s visit was to learn about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services overall and specifically, its Veterans programs and Cincinnati Goodwill Work Services, which is a SourceAmerica program. The Congressman met with two individuals who are employed through Goodwill Work Services at the Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati as well as NIOSH. Antwan Lee and Vinod Satyavolu spoke eloquently about what they do in their positions. Both have been employed for more than ten years through Goodwill Work Services and the SourceAmerica program.
The Congressman and OAGI Executive Director enjoyed an informative tour of Ohio Valley Goodwill which featured the organization’s award-winning Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program, its Employment and Training Services and of particular interest, its Veterans programs. Lois Kramer, CARE Supervisor, Mark Leugers, Employment Services Manager, Travis Smith, Community Supports Manager and Susie Skeens, Grants Director, all provided a comprehensive overview of Goodwill’s programs and services for the important guests.
“Ohio Valley Goodwill was honored to welcome the Congressman and OAGI Executive Director for this important tour and visit today. We look forward to working collaboratively with the Congressman in the future on issues which impact the individuals we serve as well as potential new services,” said Goodwill President and CEO, Mark Hiemstra.
To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/about. For the past 107 years, Goodwill has been helping people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans to thrive in the Greater Cincinnati community. It is thanks to generous community support that our mission of service is possible.