Goodwill Industries of Mississippi to Honor 13 for Volunteer Service
JACKSON, Miss. (July 17, 2018) — Goodwill Industries of Mississippi will recognize 13 individuals for their volunteer work and community service at the annual Volunteer Salute benefit.
The event honors individuals who are nominated for their outstanding contributions toward outreach and service in the Jackson metropolitan area. This year’s event will begin at 6:30 p.m. (August 16) at the Country Club of Jackson.
“The giving spirit is at the heart of volunteerism, and we are excited to recognize this group of individuals who so generously give back to their communities,” said David Hollingsworth, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Mississippi. “For more than 60 years, our mission has been to offer a hand up to those with barriers to climb, so we know how important it is to foster and recognize the efforts of people who make our communities better.”
Hollingsworth said the annual Goodwill Salute Dinner generates funding to help in the organization’s mission to help transition employees into becoming productive citizens of our community, and provides continued support of the benefits provided by Goodwill Industries of Mississippi.
Since 1957, Goodwill Industries of Mississippi has helped those with disabilities and disadvantages find employment and gain independence. Goodwill partners with the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services in support of both organizations’ missions. Goodwill operates a number of thrift stores across the state that provide both training and employment for persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The organization paid nearly $2,600,000 in wages last year.
This year’s Goodwill Salute 2018 honorees are:
Harper Stone, M.D.
Lee M. Nicols, M.D.
Primus Wheeler, Jr.
Regina Harlan Boyles
Tyler Lott Armstrong
Vonda C. Bush