Former GE employee gives to Christmas Happiness in honor of Rowan Vocational Opportunities
By Shavonne Walker
SALISBURY — Tim Deal worked at GE for 37 years and was responsible for coordinating the flow of materials to and from Rowan Vocational Opportunities where he got to know the clients there. This week Tim and his wife, Karen, donated to the Christmas Happiness Fund in honor of the organization’s clients.
Rowan Vocational Opportunities is a nonprofit rehabilitation facility that provides work adjustment, vocational training, and long-term or transitory employment and life skills for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
“I got to know them. They are wonderful people — a real asset to the community,” Deal said.
He’s given to the Christmas Happiness Fund for the last two to three years, particularly this year because he wanted others to enjoy the blessings he’s been able to receive through his work with GE and Rowan Vocational Opportunities.
“Rowan Vocational Opportunities is a special organization and a real asset to the community and services they provide,” Deal said.
The Christmas Happiness Fund began nearly 70 years ago after then Post Editor Spencer Murphy learned some area children would not receive gifts at Christmas. He asked the community to donate to them and the program has continued since that time.
The fund program is sponsored by the Salisbury Post, which collects contributions. The Rowan Salvation Army distributes vouchers to eligible families.
Today’s contributions are:
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