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Goodwill NCW support for the victims of Orlando tragedy

To: Our Communities

Re: In the wake of Orlando

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin supports the families of the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting, which ended the lives of 49 victims.

We grieve for the victims and their families, and keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

We also support those in the LGBT community who might be concerned for their own safety. We also note that many shooting victims had Hispanic names, and we are saddened by the loss of life within that community as well.

Goodwill NCW’s vision statement — “To create a world where every person finds joy and purpose, free from fear, inclusion, want or need” — brings our support into focus.

Goodwill NCW has a diverse workforce and a breadth of programs and services that serves an equally diverse clientele. We are stronger for that. But there are times — and this is one — when that vision is more important than ever.

We’ve reminded our team members that our support for them is strong, and also reminded them of ways they can find help through counseling provided by our organization. We remind those served by our programs and services that we support them as well.

We also support the efforts of the Fox Valley LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project, which is hosting a Tuesday evening vigil for the Orlando victims and to stand together against hate. The event will be at Rascals, 702 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, from 7-8 p.m.

This organization stands with the victims and families of Orlando.

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