Goodwill Awards National Recognition to Senator Webb

Rockville, MD – Goodwill Industries International honors Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) 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.
Five Goodwill® agencies that operate career programs and community-based services in the commonwealth of Virginia nominated Senator Webb: Goodwill Industries Serving Central Virginia and Hampton Roads (Richmond), Goodwill Industries of the Valleys (Roanoke), Goodwill Industries of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Goodwill of Greater Washington (DC), and Horizon Goodwill Industries (Hagerstown, MD).
“Senator Webb and his staff have supported funding initiatives that are helping people return to the workforce and become stronger members their communities,” said Bruce Phipps, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and Chair of the Virginia Goodwill Network. “In particular, his support of job training programs and services for people with criminal backgrounds is helping to build strong families and vibrant communities in Virginia.”
At a reception in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 11, Senator Webb was recognized and thanked for being an advocate for issues relevant to Goodwill and its mission of helping people find jobs and build fulfilling careers. The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s fifth annual Advocacy Day.
“Goodwill’s programs are giving people the tools they need to overcome the challenges they face in finding jobs,” said Senator Jim Webb. ”I continue to support Goodwill’s important work to help people live independent lives in our communities.”