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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Edgar J. Helms

The Extra Mile

 

— Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Dr. Edgar J. Helms Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Edgar J. Helms founded Goodwill Industries in 1902 to help people with disabilities and disadvantages fully participate in society by expanding their occupational capabilities. To accomplish this mission, Helms created an innovative system whereby Goodwill collects used items from the community and sells them in Goodwill stores to fund its employment, training and job placement programs.

“Friends of Goodwill, be dissatisfied with your work until every handicapped and unfortunate person in your community has an opportunity to develop to his fullest usefulness and enjoy a maximum of abundant living”

January 19, 1863 - December 23, 1942

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.806′ N, 77° 2.015′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 15th Street Northwest north of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, on the
Dr. Edgar J. Helms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Dr. Edgar J. Helms Marker
right when traveling north. In front of the W Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 15th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 (a few steps from this marker); The Hotel Washington (a few steps from this marker); The United States Treasury (a few steps from this marker); The Extra Mile (a few steps from this marker); Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 (a few steps from this marker); Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Hamilton Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ethel Percy Andrus 1884 - 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Edgar J. Helms. Points of Light. (Submitted on January 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Dr. Edgar J. Helms image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Dr. Edgar J. Helms
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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