April 13, 2018 - Goodwill Industries of the Valley is partnering with the Salem VA Medical Center's Health Care for Homeless Veterans and Community Employment Program for the "Bikes for Vets" Campaign. This first time partnership will collect and distribute new or gently used bicycles to Veterans that have limited resources available for transportation to get to work or to allow them to seek employment.
The collection of bikes for this campaign began on April 2 and will run through April 30, 2018. Donations of bikes can be made at the Goodwill store located at 1493 East Main Street in Salem. Donation hours are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Donors must designate that they would like the bike to be included in the "Bikes for Vets" Campaign. This is the only location where bikes will be accepted for this campaign.
"We are excited to be a part of the 'Bikes for Vets' Campaign," stated Mary Ann Gilmer, Vice President of Mission Services for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. "Goodwill's mission is to help individuals overcome barriers to success so they can find work, a better job, or greater independence. This campaign has that same goal and we are proud to play a role in helping our veterans who are in need of assistance."
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys serves 31 counties and 13 cities in the New River, Roanoke, and Shenandoah Valleys.