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    My Story: David George

    After three and a half decades of substance abuse I had fallen into fear and the depths of deep despair. It had gotten so bad that I had selfishly tried to end my own life. After brief hospitalization and some serious educational counseling, I found a new way of life.

    The beauty I have found in others and their help far exceeds any expectation I would ever have. With that being said, the help I received from Goodwill® and their training programs gave me the skills I needed to excel in life. The soft skills training course taught me to learn people skills and the ability assert myself to give the proper direction to others in ways to help themselves to help me gain what is needed to motivate in a team comradery.

    You have to give respect to receive respect. Goodwill helped me to build my resume, and land a job interview. With the interviewing skills I also learned at Goodwill, I got hired on at Jaco Environmental at the entry level.

    Within a couple weeks I was certified on the forklift. I used the skills I learned to help organize and aid in the flow of the shop. Within four months I became the lead of the facility. Shortly thereafter I was asked to take over as facility manager. Somewhat hesitantly, I accepted the position. I can say I grew in that position in a very positive direction.

    I have 18 guys in my crew who all have the team directive. This facility runs truly as if we were a family. I can honestly say the majority of my direction came from the grace of God and…..God’s will is Goodwill. This life is all about helping others; helping others to better themselves. Today, I can honestly say I love my life, I truly love my God, and I love Goodwill!

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    • Selah Gitlin
      May 12th, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Thank you for sharing your inspiring story, David! I’m so glad your initial check-out attempt was unsuccessful…that’s the best type of failure a human being can have! You have demonstrated great courage, generosity, determination and persistence. Thanks for sticking around for a bit longer to help us all out!

    • NORM R. ALLEN JR.
      May 17th, 2016 at 9:10 am

      What a great comeback story! What it takes first and foremost is desire. “The greatest failures is the failure to try.”

    • daisy mosley
      June 21st, 2016 at 11:03 am

      your story was real good to me, it let me see that there are men out there that are really trying to get their lives, i have been through a lot and have four grown sons most of my live a single parent and i really thought men were just no good, but now reading stories like your are turning me around. keep up the good work, be determined and be willing to except all the good things that come your way.

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