June 13, 2017 (Hampton, Va.) – Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia appointed Nhu Yeargin to its board of directors.
A long-time resident of the Peninsula community, Yeargin and her husband own and operate YLS, Inc., a Class A commercial landscaping contractor that has served Southeastern Virginia since 1986. She earned her B.A. at Christopher Newport College and her M.B.A at The College of William & Mary.
“Nhu’s active community engagement as a business owner, an employer and a volunteer are especially valuable as Goodwill strives to create more mission impact and awareness in the Hampton Roads community,” said Charles Layman, Goodwill’s president and CEO.
Yeargin’s community involvement, past and present, includes Langley Civic Leaders Association, the American Heart Association, Langley Federal Credit Union, the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA, Peninsula Women’s Network, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Riverside Regional Medical Center, the York County Chamber of Commerce, the Peninsula Chinese American Association, the Mariners’ Museum, Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, The Free Community Clinic of Newport News and First United Church of Christ in Hampton.
Goodwill recently completed its multi-phase, $7,000,000 investment in its Retail and Support Center in Hampton that encompasses a Community Employment Center, a retail store, an outlet, a recycled electronics store, and production facilities for donated goods. The new employment center provides training, job readiness preparation and job placement support for individuals facing challenges to work. Goodwill has served Hampton Roads since 1925 and operates 17 stores in the region.
About Goodwill: As part of the nation’s largest non-profit community workforce organization, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia serves more than 17,000 individuals annually throughout 39 cities and counties. Established in Richmond in 1923 and in Hampton Roads in 1925, Goodwill is guided by the belief that work is the foundation for empowered individuals, stable families, and prosperous communities. Goodwill sells donated goods through 31 retail stores, two outlets and two electronic stores and reinvests the revenue in programs that prepare and support individuals who face challenges to employment. Auctions, contract services and philanthropic gifts also help to support its mission. To learn more about shopping, donating, receiving employment services or employing individuals with challenges through Goodwill, visit www.goodwillvirginia.org.
Contact: Danielle Cronin, 757-248-9405; Danielle.Cronin@goodwillvirginia.org