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Gulfport Goodwill Employee Wins International Award

Goodwill Industries International will honor a Gulfport woman as its "Achiever of the Year."

Ruby Morton has worked for nearly nine years as the receptionist and phone operator at the Gulfport Goodwill office.

The 74-year-old is blind, but she hasn't let that physical disability interfere with her determination for helping others.

A video crew from Goodwill International headquarters is on the coast this week, putting together a special tribute to the winner.

Miss Ruby credits her faith for helping her succeed.

"I can always reflect and know that God is primary in my life. And without him I couldn't have done anything. And so many times I don't think about that in the beginning. But then afterwards I look back and say why was I anxious. Why didn't I just trust him. Because he's always made everything bad turn out good," she said.

This is the second impressive honor for Ruby Morton in recent weeks. She was also among the torch carriers when the Olympic flame traveled through the coast.

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