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NISH Award ‘ Raymond Hall Honored 

Raymond Hall, Chief of Installation Management/Chief Engineer at the Defense Supply Center-Richmond (DSCR), was selected for a National Industries for the Severely Disabled (NISH)-East Region "Outstanding JWOD Service Award-2005." The award was presented to Ray by William Smith (NISH East Region) and Marshall Butler, President of The Greater Richmond ARC and staff on July 11, 2005.

Ray has been the driving force behind providing employment opportunities for a number of people with disabilities, including those from The Greater Richmond ARC.

As the Chief DSCR Engineer, Ray has enabled 47 Richmond ARC disabled employees to find work via the Base-wide Janitorial/Custodial NISH contract. Additionally, Ray has been and remains the driving force behind the addition of a grounds maintenance and recycling procurement program that provided employment for five (5) disabled employees and continues to grow to support the entire DSCR community. Ray's compassionate concern coupled with his willingness to provide employment for the disabled continues to be a model that all government agencies should emulate.

Each year NISH recognizes a very small and select group of individuals who contribute greatly to the employment of people with severe disabilities. The award is based on Ray's contributions to the spirit of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Program, which provides employment opportunities for Americans who are blind or have severe disabilities. In part, the citation reads, "For Exceptional Professionalism and Selfless Service in support of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program and the employment of People with Severe Disabilities."

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