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Rebecca Hermosillo & Amy Hunsberger Newly Appointed to the
Goodwill ~ Redwood Empire Board of Directors


Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Hermosillo, District Representative for Congressman Mike Thompson, and Amy Hunsberger, Attorney with US Department of Health & Human Services, to our Board of Directors.

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders committed to providing much needed supports to those in our community dealing with barriers to employment.” said Brandy Evans, President & CEO. “We are excited to channel Rebecca and Amy’s talent and expertise in furthering the Goodwill mission in the Redwood Empire.”

Voted Best Places to Work in the North Bay 2020!


Below is a snippet from The North Bay Business Journal:




In the words of founder Edgar J. Helms in 1902, Goodwill is “an industrial program as well as a social service enterprise.”

In the North Bay, Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire opened its doors 46 years ago and today has some 234 employees — with 100% of upper management positions held by minorities and women.

Goodwill is also a provider of employment, training and rehabilitation opportunities for people of limited employability, and a source of temporary assistance for individuals whose resources have been depleted.

“We focus on developing our team members in ways that extend far beyond job skills,” said Brandy Evans, president and CEO. “We intentionally make time to listen to the needs of our team and support them in gaining life support that allow them to face challenges and excel in their employment.”

Goodwill is much more than a chain of stores selling repurposed clothing, furniture and other items. The Donated Goods Program also funds many other programs, such as recycling efforts, Work Adjustment Training, Situational Assessment Services and the Goodwill Guides Program for independent living.

Employee benefits include, paid sick leave, paid vacation, paid floating holiday leave for its seven-day-a-week team members that have to work holidays (with double pay on holidays), and paid holidays for five-day-a-week team members. Contributions are made for health, dental and eye care. There is an EAP, anniversary and holiday gift cards and paid training time.

Goodwill instituted a special hotline for employees to dial to receive daily updates while sheltering in place. A mass text program for sending companywide alerts was also deployed.

“We did not have a single layoff or furlough during the shelter-in-place mandate. Goodwill had the foresight to set funds aside for the economic turmoil we are facing so full salaries could be paid. I’m proud of how well we all have adopted the highest standards to stay safe,” a worker reported.

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Voted Best Places to Work 2019!


2018 Winner – North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the North Bay!

As one of the North Bay’s largest non-profits we are honored to receive this award. “We offer a positive work environment with great employees who believe in the mission of helping to change lives through the dignity and power of work,” said CEO Brandy Evans. “We are successful because of the outstanding efforts of our dedicated workers.

When the public shops at Goodwill stores where useful items are repurposed, employment and training opportunities are created.

One employee said “Management supports employees with special needs and helps everyone become good workers. They took a chance with me and got a grateful employee back on his feet by giving me tools to build confidence and success by working.”

We Believe in the Power of Work