Caterpillar of Lafayette, IN recently supported the opening of Grant’s House, which is an expansion of the Wabash Center, a facility serving children and adults with disabilities. The Life Skills room within the facility, sponsored by Caterpillar, will be used to teach adults with disabilities and special needs job skills for positions within the local community.
Caterpillar’s involvement with the Wabash Center reaches far beyond the opening of the Grant’s House. For over 20 years, Caterpillar has provided employment opportunities by contracting housekeeping and grounds associates through the Wabash Center.
Bailey Medley, Caterpillar Human Resources Manager, says that the Caterpillar Lafayette team has participated in several fundraisers and volunteer opportunities to support the Wabash Center, including painting, property cleanup, and creating an art room wall full of colorful cubbies to display Grant’s House members’ artwork.
“The fact that Caterpillar is so invested in our local community through volunteerism and financial contributions makes me proud,” said Bailey, “Not only am I proud to be part of it, but I’m proud to show my daughters the difference our company makes in the lives of our friends, neighbors, and even family.”
Kevin Nading, Machine Shop Factory Manager, a friend of the House family, has been involved personally and professionally in the vision since it started.
“I am proud to work for a company that is so committed to supporting the communities that we work and live in,” said Kevin, “Caterpillar demonstrates their commitment by providing a paid volunteer day where employees can go out and serve. It sends a great message to our teams regarding the value of servant leadership.”
Learn more about the Wabash Center, Grant’s House, and more at: https://www.wabashcenter.com/
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