ROSEVILLE – PRIDE Industries, a leading employer of people with disabilities, was recently awarded the George Washington Honor Medal, Meritorious Certificate of Honor by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. PRIDE also received a Special Congressional Certificate, presented by Congressman Tom McClintock. The awards were presented Thursday, November 3, 2011, at the 2011 Awards Luncheon in Sacramento, CA.
PRIDE Industries was nominated by the Sacramento Chapter of Freedoms Foundation. The National Award Program is intended to honor those whose projects, words or deed reflect the best of the American spirit of volunteerism by offering constructive solutions to contemporary problems. Each chapter searches for outstanding organizations and individuals, recognizing them for their contribution to community development, education, and service.
Founded in 1949, the Freedoms Foundation is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian educational organization. The Freedoms Foundation provides a wide range of educational and awards programs for students, teachers, and citizens to gain a greater awareness and appreciation of the principles and responsibilities of a free and democratic society.
For 45 years, PRIDE Industries has been creating jobs for people with disabilities in its own businesses or by partnering with others in the community. Meeting the manufacturing, supply chain and facilities services needs of business and government agencies nationwide, PRIDE creates meaningful work for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. PRIDE’s unique person-centered approach to training, developing, supporting and promoting people with disabilities results in jobs for persons with significant barriers to employment.
About PRIDE Industries:
PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization meeting the manufacturing, logistics and facilities service needs of business and government nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 11 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE employs more than 4,200 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.
PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.