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My Story: Treseme Turner

When Treseme was referred to Goodwill Industries of East Texas, she was a shy but very respectful young lady. She had dreams and goals, but needed help identifying her best qualities and finding employment. It was about this time last year when Treseme enrolled in Goodwill’s Work Adjustment Training Program.

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When Cody “Cole” Whittaker began working at Opportunities in Tyler (OIT) in 2007, he felt like he finally found where he belonged.  Having attended Andrews Diversified (ADI) in the summer for several years, he discovered he could make friends and bring home a paycheck. Working at the old OIT, he

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MY STORY: Nicole Bryson

When Nicole Bryson came to Goodwill she was making another attempt at rebuilding her life.  She found herself in East Texas reflecting on the downfall that should never have happened.  Her life was destined for success.  She had an opportunity.  She had choices, but fall she did, and what was

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Challenge Accepted: Tyler Man Overcomes Visual Impairment

Published  Tyler Paper on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 23:35 Written by By Casey Murphy cmurphy@tylerpaper.com. Photos courtesy of Sarah Miller, Tyler Paper After a brain tumor left him visually impaired at age 5, John Geter has used his disability as a challenge.“There are a lot of people who feel like

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Mary Franklin in her new position as Server for Atria Copeland in Tyler TX

Mary Franklin Shares her Goodwill of East Texas Success Story

Mary Franklin has gone through many trials and tribulations in her life that most people cannot even begin to fathom. But by connecting with Goodwill Industries of East Texas and DARS, Mary has found the job and the courage to change her life forever. Her position as a server for Atria

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Goodwill Employee Shaves Head for Million $ Bet

When Shane Warren makes a bet, he has not only proven he is a man of his word, but his bet is worth a million dollars!  Shane is Goodwill Industries of East Texas’ Commercial Services Division Costing Specialist. He currently puts together accurate and timely pricing for various manufacturing jobs

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