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.
Our mission is to empower people with disabilities and other disadvantages to achieve independence and improve their quality of life.
When Goodwill Industries Dayton and Easter Seals agencies combined in 1999 to become what is now known as Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, we had only just begun to realize the impact we could have on the lives of people with disabilities throughout our community. Our mission became more clean; help as many people with disabilities as possible and empower them in their journeys toward independence.
By becoming one agency with a single purpose, we are able to offer more service to more people than ever before. As one of only seven combined Goodwill Easter Seals agencies in the United States, we provide a broad range of services affecting infants and youth, working adults, seniors and the community.
The compassion I observed shown toward the many clients that are serviced by Goodwill Easter Seals was breathtaking. I worked in the Computer Lab and it was a blessing to be able to assist and guide the clients in how to better utilize computers. Many of the clients I dealt with appreciated learning that there was more than one way to search jobs on the internet, and that a cover letter is their first impression on an employer. The clients were nice, the staff at Goodwill was patient and I would recommend others to volunteer here. I especially enjoyed working the Vision Fair held at Goodwill.