The Story Behind The Store
“Goodwill helped me basically get my life going again.” – ANTHONY
Anthony operates a successful landscaping company in Klamath Falls.
Since a tragic car crash paralyzed him from the knees down 24 years ago, Anthony has been proving to others what he CAN do from his wheelchair. But at 32, he couldn’t do enough to make ends meet. “A guy can’t live on $400 a month. I wanted to better myself and called Pam at Goodwill.”
An employment specialist, Pam helped him find the federal “Ticket to Work” program and business start-up grants. Eight years later, Anthony is still defying expectations and operating a successful landscaping company.
“Goodwill helped me basically get my life going again. I started Anthony’s Lawn Care and Snow Removal. I just started mowing yards and basically just worked my way up. I’ll show up at a house and they’ll look at me and say, ‘Whoa, you can’t do this.’ And I just tell them, I’m just like anyone else, I can do anything that I want to.”
2013 GOODWILL GRADUATE OF THE YEAR, KLAMATH COUNTY