Donations to Goodwill are down due to winter weather

Goodwill industries of Northwest North Carolina says winter donations this year have fallen as much as 60 percent compared to last year.

Snow and icy conditions are to blame.

There are typically 100 trailers, stocked with donations, to supply 31 counties in our region through the winter.

This year, Goodwill says it currently has fewer than seven.

The nonprofit organization relies on money made in Goodwill stores to fund workforce development programs that serve more than 40,000 people in Northwest North Carolina.

Goodwill Industries says 90 cents of every dollar made in its retail stores is put into these programs; everything from youth programs to free job help.

Clothing, household goods, electronics and furniture are among the items needed.

For more information about Goodwill and how you can help, visit their website.