Goodwill and The Salvation Army Partner for 2014 Resource Fair

ASHLAND, Ohio — April 14, 2014 — Goodwill Industries and The Salvation Army in Ashland are partnering to bring together nearly 30 social service agencies in one location for its 2014 Resource Fair.  The fair will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Ashland. 

“The event is free for the public and will provide individuals an opportunity to learn more about the social services available and the agencies in the Ashland area,” said Kelley Bush, director, mission services for Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties.  “The fair is one way we are helping connect individuals to the services they need such as for physical and mental health issues, youth programs, housing and employment services to name only a few.”

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   
Location: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 527 E. Liberty Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805
Cost: Free

Goodwill Mission Services
In Ashland County, Goodwill provides the following services: job training, vocational evaluations, situational assessments, work experience programs, job coaching as well as placement services for both job seekers and employers.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find, and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International, and a United Way agency in Summit County. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.     

About Ashland Kroc Center Services
In Ashland, the Kroc Center social services provides: emergency shelter and utility assistance and well as a daily hot meal and grocery assistance through the food pantry.  The Ashland Salvation Army is a Community Center as well as a Social Service agency; other services include music, art, and recreation.  Please feel free to pick up a program guide for additional information.


Contact:    Jennifer Bako
                  (330) 786-2519