DuBOIS — U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, R-Howard, was in DuBois Friday to tour the Goodwill Industries of Northcentral Pennsylvania’s facility in Falls Creek and also to take part in the Greater DuBois Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon honoring the 50th anniversary of Goodwill Industries.
Goodwill “works with individuals with a host of challenges,” Thompson said, adding that Goodwill is “truly serving” the area, which represents about a quarter of the state, all based out of DuBois and Falls Creek.
Goodwill, he said, provides individuals with the opportunity to achieve “independence, dignity and success.”
Thompson talked about his tour of the headquarters in Falls Creek and the innovative programs he saw firsthand such as the online store that employs 15 people and sells goods all over the country.
The non-profit organization has been “launching careers for more than 50 years,” Thompson said, noting that people who got their start with Goodwill must be numbered in the thousands now. He noted that the Goodwill founders would be proud of the Goodwill of today and its continued mission to impact lives by helping individuals meet life’s challenges.
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