While some people are scrambling around getting last-minute fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July, employees at Goodwill Industries across South Florida will be producing about 2 million flags for U.S. military veterans and the armed forces.
Employees at Goodwill work day in and day out to give about 60 disabled individuals an opportunity, hope and most of all, their independence.
Goodwill employees sew American flags each day in South Florida, producing about 500 interment flags a day, specifically to be draped over the caskets of U.S. military veterans.
Goodwill provides opportunities and special work environments where people with disabilities can learn workplace skills, gain self-confidence and build their self-esteem until they're ready for more competitive employment in the community.
Goodwill helped more than 5,900 people with disabilities and other barriers to work in 2016 and their focus continues to be to find better opportunities for all in South Florida.