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Horizon Goodwill Industries honors clients, grads, others

May 05, 2010

Horizon Goodwill Industries presented awards during its annual Power of Work Awards dinner Wednesday evening.

Awards were presented to clients and graduates for personal achievements; to businesses or organizations that were instrumental in helping Goodwill carry out its mission; and to retiring board members.

Goodwill, with corporate headquarters in Hagerstown, provides or is developing services throughout 17 counties in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Award recipients included:

o Jarred Haddix, of Cumberland, Md., who received the Achiever of the Year award in honor of the progress he has shown in overcoming barriers to employment while benefiting from the Goodwill work environment or receiving services to support employment. He is employed at the Cumberland Times-News.

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o Edward Bell, of Winchester, Va., received the Bennett S. Rubin Graduate of the Year honor for his achievement in overcoming barriers to attaining and maintaining employment after completing a Goodwill program of services. He is employed as the maintenance supervisor for Echo Village Apartments in Winchester.

o Bill Egerton received the Chuck Robinette Spirit of Goodwill Award. He is a participant in Goodwill's Adult Day Habilitation Program at the Cumberland Development Center.

o The Western Maryland Health System received the Business Partner of the Year award, which goes to a company or organization that provides aid or otherwise supports Goodwill in its efforts.

o Choice Staffing, with headquarters in Martinsburg, W.Va., received the Employer of the Year award, given to an employer who has demonstrated concern for people with disabilities and other special needs, and has provided opportunities for vocational rehabilitation and employment through Goodwill.

o The Richard N. Funkhouser Foundation of Hagerstown received the Mission Partner of the Year honor, given to a company or organization that provides aid or otherwise has supported Goodwill in its efforts.

o The public school systems in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia received the Massey H. Roe Community Service Award for their support of the Goodwill mission, especially for youth programming.

o Retiring board member Kirk Downey of Hagerstown was recognized. Also recognized for outstanding sales in retail stores in 2009 were store managers Charlotte Reed, Martinsburg; Alice Wright, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; and Carla Wolfe, Waynesboro, Pa.

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