The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest helps people build independence through training, education and employment.
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps individuals with disabilities and/or disadvantages build independence. In 2003 we helped over 2000 people in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. We operate 11 retail stores in our area where we sell donated clothing and reusable household goods. Out of every $1.00 we take in, 85 cents funds our programs. These programs assist people with physical and/or mental impairments, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, displaced homemakers, and people who are trying to become nondependent on government assistance, among many others. Our trained staff helps them discover what kind of work they would do best so they will likely be successful. We train them for work and we place them in jobs in the community or at Goodwill. In addition to employment-related programs, we assist some people with social services that help them enrich their lives.