PRIDE Employees with Disabilities Donate Over $3,500 for Auburn Fire Victims

Roseville, CA Sep 28, 2009 - PRIDE Industries donated $3,548 to the American Red Cross, Placer District on Friday September 25 at PRIDE’s Auburn facility.  The funds will benefit victims of last months Auburn fire, including displacing a PRIDE employee whose home was damaged in the incident. 

Over 90% of the funds were donated by PRIDE employees with disabilities at six of PRIDE’s offsite operations; Fairfield, Sacramento, South Sacramento, North Sacramento, Auburn and Grass Valley.  Each location hosted a BBQ on 9/11/09 to raise funds for the fire victims.  The events were attended by PRIDE employees as well as their family members, caretakers and service coordinators.  A small fee was charged to attend each BBQ, generating the monies raised.  

“Over 130 people came together and attended the Auburn BBQ as an inclusive, fun and affordable way to raise funds for the victims of this devastating fire” said Melissa Sweet, PRIDE’s offsite manager for the Auburn Facility.  “We had an employee with a disability at our location directly affected and displaced from his home because of this fire, so everybody felt a strong desire to do what we could to help.” 

About PRIDE Industries:

PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit company meeting the manufacturing, supply chain and integrated facilities service needs of businesses and government agencies nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities.  Founded in 1966, PRIDE employs more than 4,300 individuals across 10 states and in the nation's capitol, including more than 2,700 people with disabilities.