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Regions Bank WADADM Contest - Monday, June 2, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

May 27, 2014

REGIONS BANK NAMES GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH LOUISIANA

AS NOMINEE IN "WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES” CONTEST

SHREVEPORT, LA – Regions Bank has named Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. as a nominee for its "What a Difference a Day Makes” Contest. As one of the nineteen nonprofit organizations chosen to be nominated in the company-wide initiative, Goodwill Industries will receive 50 volunteer service hours from Regions associates and $500 just for being nominated.

However, a grand prize of 100 volunteer hours and $5,000 from Regions will be given away at the end of the contest. The winner will be chosen by community members and associates who will vote for their favorite organization, once a day. The organization with the most votes will receive the grand prize that they will be able to utilize to make their community a little brighter.

"If Goodwill Industries receives the grand prize,” says D. J. Roman, Marketing and Community Relations Manager, "we would use the Regions associates’ volunteer hours to clean, repair and paint our Donation Express Centers/trailers. With the $5,000 prize, we would implement a job-shadowing program for at-risk youth where we would partner with Regions Bank for a one-week Summer Camp. We would provide life-skills and job readiness training and the youth could spend a day job-shadowing Region’s employees to get a feel for working in a banking environment. The money would include the cost of clothing for the youth, food and snacks, a paycheck for the job-shadowing day, prizes and awards, supplies and teaching materials. Our goal would be to enroll fifteen youth in the program.”

"We’re hoping that the community will support Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana by voting for us as their favorite nonprofit nominee,” says Roman. Voting will take place from now until June 13th at Regions Bank’s website, at http://www.regionsbanknews.com/vote. Supporters can vote once a day, every day, until the contest ends.

ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH LOUISIANA

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that serves people with disabilities and workplace disadvantages by providing job training and employment services, as well as job placement opportunities and post-employment support.

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. is a member of Goodwill Industries International (GII) and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, is affiliated with SourceAmerica (formerly known as NISH), and has been accredited for its Employment Support Programs, Job Development Services Programs and Services Coordination Programs by CARF – the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities.

For more information, contact D.J. Roman at 318-617-8903.


 

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