13th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party Cancelled

Oct 29, 2012, 09:56 ET from Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

Party cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy

BALTIMORE, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has announced that their annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party with the Baltimore Ravens scheduled for today, Monday, October 29 2012 at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall has been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.

With the chance of flooding and dangerously high winds, Hurricane Sandy has forced local government, schools, transit systems and numerous businesses to close. Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.s' president and CEO, along with board members for the nonprofit, have decided in order to keep everyone safe and heed the governor and President's State of Emergency warning that the party will be cancelled.

For all of the latest updates on the Halloween party, visit goodwillches.org, Facebook.com/bmoregoodwill or Twitter.com/bmoregoodwill.

In addition to the Halloween party being cancelled, all Goodwill stores, career centers and headquarters will be closed on Monday.

The Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party is the largest fundraiser of the year for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake. All proceeds benefit Goodwill's training and employment programs to serve individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Goodwill's mission is to prepare people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives.

About Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake:
For 93 years, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has helped others help themselves. Revenue generated from the sale of donated goods funds job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities. Annually, Goodwill provides services to more than 25,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers, and places approximately 2,300 in jobs, giving them "Not a charity, but a chance." For more information, visit www.goodwillches.org.

Media Contact:
Jonathan Balog
Director of Marketing
410-837-1800 ext 175


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