Del. Michelle Maldonado took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 25, marking the opening of a new facility for Didlake, Inc. Didlake’s mission is to create opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities. The organization works throughout Maryland and Virginia, and provides many employment opportunities via the AbilityOne® Program.
Speakers included Manassas Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger and Didlake Board chair Annejanette Pickens, who were introduced by V. Rick Nishanian (Board Chair of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce). In addition to the numerous elected officials who attended the ceremony, the longest-tenured Didlake employee (over 40 years of employment) assisted Pickens with the ribbon cutting.
“Didlake, Inc. has been a champion for people across our communities with differing abilities,” said Maldonado. “All people have the right to work and contribute to their community in meaningful ways and Didlake helps people do just that. It was an honor to join them, community members, and fellow [elected officials] at Didlake’s ribbon cutting ceremony today.”