HAGERSTOWN -- Carla Wolfe said more customers are looking for deals at the Goodwill retail store she manages in Waynesboro, Pa., as the recession affects more area residents.
"We've been busier," said Wolfe, of Mercersburg, Pa. "We've been working hard."
Her store was one of five honored Wednesday for meeting or exceeding their sales goals during Horizon Goodwill Industries' 54th annual Power of Work Awards Dinner at Cortland Mansion.
There are 12 retail stores in the four-state area, said Virginia Stotler, director of retail operations.
Ten awards were given during the ceremony Wednesday to Goodwill employees, clients and business partners. Goodwill offers job training and other programs for those who are disabled or disadvantaged, and funds those efforts through sales at their retail stores, said Deb Carbaugh, manager of marketing and community relations.
"We help them find work," she said. "Because we believe work is power."
About 1,300 people used Goodwill's jobs programs and other services last year, Executive Director and CEO Craig MacLean said. About two-thirds of those people suffer from disabilities, and the others come from disadvantaged conditions.