Congressman Towns Accepts National Goodwill Recognition

Rockville, MD — Goodwill Industries International honors Congressman Edolphus ’Ed‘ Towns (D-NY) as a recipient of its National Policymaker Award for 2011.This award recognizes a federal policymaker who has demonstrated support for the public policy priorities of Goodwill® and is an advocate of the organization’s job training programs.
Goodwill Industries® of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey (Astoria, NY) nominated Rep. Towns for supporting legislation to make sure New Yorkers could receive employment training and get back to work. He also continues to push for the needs and rights of people with disabilities, most significantly in the area of training and employment opportunities.
“Congressman Towns’ commitment to the people of New York is evident in his support of Goodwill’s workforce development, education and youth services,” said Bill Forrester, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey. “His support is helping people succeed in the workplace and strengthen their communities.”
At a reception in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 11, Rep. Towns was recognized and thanked for supporting issues relevant to Goodwill and its mission of helping people build careers and strengthen their families and communities. The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s fifth annual Advocacy Day.
“I am honored to work with Goodwill to help people in my community get the job training they need to be independent,” said Congressman Towns. “Goodwill helps people to build their careers and make positive contributions in our communities.”