Goodwill Bestows National Recognition on Senator Collins

Rockville, MD – Goodwill Industries International honors Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) as a recipient of its National Policymaker Award for 2011. This award recognizes a federal policymaker who has demonstrated support for Goodwill® public policy priorities and is an advocate of the organization’s job training programs.
Goodwill Industries® of Northern New England in Portland, ME, nominated Sen. Collins for her support of legislation to strengthen families, advocate for youth and promote services for people with disabilities. Sen. Collins has also visited Goodwill NeuroRehabilitation Services in Portland, where she met with people with brain injuries and other neurological disabilities who are working to regain their skills to rejoin the workforce and be active in their communities.
“Senator Collins’ support of Goodwill’s job training and community-based services shows her deep commitment to help the people of Maine lead productive lives,” said John Watson, interim president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. “Goodwill is grateful for her support of critical legislation that provides support services to families in Maine communities.”
At a reception in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 11, Sen. Collins was recognized and thanked for supporting issues relevant to Goodwill and its mission of helping people find employment and build fulfilling careers. The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s fifth annual Advocacy Day.
“Goodwill gives people the tools they need to find work and make positive contributions to our society,” said Sen. Collins. “I’m honored to work with Goodwill as it strengthens the economic health of our communities.”