Bus Donations from PRIDE Industries Expand Services To Those in Need
ROSEVILLE, January 21, 2011 – PRIDE Industries, a leading employer of people with disabilities operating in Louisiana, recently donated two (2) wheelchair-accessible buses to the First St. Mark Baptist Church in Alexandria, LA. These vehicles will be utilized to expand their service offerings to better assist senior, veterans, and people with disabilities in the local community.
In each of its markets, PRIDE Industries strives to be a valued and contributing member of the community. In Louisiana, PRIDE Industries employs more than 230 individuals, including more than 110 individuals with disabilities providing custodial services on a GSA contract in New Orleans, and base-wide facilities support services through a Directorate of Public Works contract at Ft. Polk.
“This generous donation is a blessing for both our church and the local community,” said Rev. Grady Blackwell, Pastor at the First St. Mark Baptist Church. “These transport vans will greatly help us to expand our community ministry while increasing service offerings and transportation options for those most in need.”
“We are happy to see this equipment go to such good use, and expanding the transportation options for people with disabilities in Alexandria, LA,” said Mauro Lara, PRIDE Industries’ Vice President of Operations.
About PRIDE Industries:
PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit organization meeting the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities service needs of public and private organizations nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 11 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs more than 4,000 individuals, including more than 2,400 people with disabilities. Headquartered in Roseville, Ca. PRIDE ranks as the third largest manufacturing and service company in the greater Sacramento region.