South Florida Goodwill produces 600 U.S. flags a day

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 17:11:44-04

About 900 employees in a South Florida Goodwill are taking special care with their craft. Especially around this time of the year.

It all happens in Alapattah, Florida, a neighborhood of Miami, at the Goodwill Flag Center where they create about 600 flags a day for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and commercial use. Every piece made with hundred-year-old embroidery machines and good willed workers.

"Goodwill's mission is to train employees, people with disabilities, and so it's interesting that we make this country's symbol of independence when people who seek Goodwill and seek their services are in, their own way, seeking their own independence," said Lourdes de la Mata-Little, Goodwill’s VP of Marketing Development.

96 percent of the 900 employees working on our nation's symbol of freedom have disabilities, but as seen clearly in this story, none of them are letting those disabilities stop them from working and loving what they do every day.