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"When we have dramatic increases like ...
"When we have dramatic increases like the fuel costs (we're) not going to be able to help as many people as (we) want to," Mark Stegall, president and CEO of Goodwill, said.Goodwill
's fuel costs have increased 58 percent in the past year, Stegall
said after punching a few numbers into his
adding machine.That's a "dramatic change (and) results in a $10,000 increase for six months," he
"I'm concerned about additional expenses that would take away from adding more services for more persons with disabilities … it's going to be harder to be more creative and harder to increase store sales."
Not to mention that an unstable economy has contributed to fewer donations over the past months.
"It's hard to get into the giving mode when you're unemployed," Stegall
Danville Register Bee | Council rescinds Goodwill tax exemption
Mark Stegall, executive director of Goodwill, said he and his staff have experienced a mix of emotions in the past two days.
"We were very happy last night.We were very elated," Stegall
The good feelings soon turned to disappointment.
"I'm trying to figure out how we can get back on the agenda," Stegall
said."(The city's taxes) are costing us a lot of money."
remains "optimistic" despite Wednesday's announcement.
"I think if we can get (the issue) back on the agenda, we can get it approved," Stegall
Councilman Pete Castiglione said he
also was disheartened to learn that Goodwill's exemption request has failed.
Danville Register Bee - Dance school wants Goodwill trailer moved
Goodwill Executive Director Mark Stegall said the school's parents should be responsible enough to keep their kids from running into traffic, and claims the school just wants extra parking for a possible expansion, a claim the school denies.
"They're saying that if a kid ran out from behind the trailer, they would not see traffic coming," Stegall
Moore, whose mother, Meredith Gravely
, opened the school in 1975, said the school has objected to the trailer from the moment it was constructed, and has had numerous discussions with Stegall
to ask him to move it.
"We have asked Mr. Stegall
to move it on numerous occasions, and he has always said it's too costly," Moore said.
Now that the school has the power to force Goodwill
to move the trailer, Moore has accused Stegall
of using the media in an attempt to make the school look bad.
said the Ballou Park Shopping Center has agreed to help Goodwill find another spot for the trailer, but said the dance school refused to help pay any of the moving costs until he
took the case to the media.
is still seeking estimates on the cost of moving the trailer, which will include the replacement of the skirting around the trailer and hiring an electrician to rewire the site.He
is unsure of what the final cost will be.
"We've been there for over 20 years serving the community," Stegall
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Mark Stegall: Goodwill Industries
Danville Register Bee | Big trouble
"We have no reserve in our 20,000-square-foot warehouse on Industrial Avenue," Goodwill Executive Director Mark Stegall said.