Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries honored successful community integration for adults with barriers to employment at an awards luncheon, titled Goodwill Story Behind the Store Celebration, on Thursday, Feb. 22, in Yreka.
Goodwill recognized Adam Beals, who came to Goodwill for help finding meaningful work with growth potential. Beals is now an intern at Siskiyou Central Credit Union, where he assists with a variety of office tasks. He is the 2017 Story of the Year for Goodwill in Siskiyou County. He is seen here with Southern Oregon Goodwill President & CEO Shae Johns, left, and Workforce Development Director for Siskiyou County Cindy Bell.
Siskiyou Central Credit Union is the 2017 Community Partner of the Year for its enthusiastic partnership with Goodwill to find the right role for Beals. Goodwill President & CEO Shae Johns is pictured here with SCCU Vice President of Operations Christine Todd and Workforce Development Director for Siskiyou County Cindy Bell.
A video about Adam and his internship at the credit union premiered at the luncheon.
Shelby Bullington, a Job Coach 2, was honored as Goodwill Employee of the Year in Siskiyou County. She has worked at Goodwill since 2015 and was recognized as a role model and leader for her work developing classes and overseeing a food pantry program at Goodwill. Goodwill President & CEO Shae Johns, left, presented the award to Bullington along with Bell.
The Goodwill Story Behind the Store Celebration for Siskiyou County was at noon, Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Best Western Miner’s Inn. It is one of five similar events in Southern Oregon Goodwill’s region, which covers Siskiyou, Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, and Klamath counties.
The events are made possible thanks to corporate sponsorship of local companies such as Siskiyou Central Credit Union, US Bank, and Propel Insurance of Medford, Ore.
The Goodwill Story Behind the Store celebrations will honor Goodwill program participants who overcame odds and found their full potential through work, community support, or education in 2017. Each event will celebrate a Goodwill graduate as Story of the Year, a community partner, and a Goodwill employee of the year.