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I was interested to note the grand opening of the new Goodwill offices in the previous Gallahan's building. I was very disappointed in the coverage (a few pictures with a single paragraph each) and lack of a more informative article on this important step in the progress of one of the most valuable organizations our community offers.
Goodwill speaks for and listens to the less-than-able-bodied and able-minded members of our community. They work tirelessly to give these people self-esteem, confidence, skills, and the support they need to become valuable citizens who can honestly say "I have a job, and I am good at it!"
As an almost-senior citizen with multiple disabilities of my own, I can tell you firsthand what it is like to be laid off of a job after dedicating 21 years of your life to the same company. I can also tell you the difficulty
I felt the honest need to bring the amazing work of Rappahannock Goodwill to the front and center and hope our community recognizes their work as well.
I commend Linda Bucklin of the Stafford County Special Education PTA for pointing out that it is "Disability Awareness Month" ["Disability Awareness Month is here," Oct. 14]. To all employers, I say, put just a touch of compassion into your decision-making process and appreciate the experience and dedication that senior and disabled citizens can bring to your organization.
It will, by far, be the best decision you ever made.