September 12, 2018
Ohio Representative Warren Davidson named AbilityOne Congressional Champion at TAC reception
The TAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH 8th District) has been named an AbilityOne Congressional Champion for his commitment to constituents with disabilities.
Davidson accepted the honor from SourceAmerica Executive Director Chris Stream, TAC Chief Executive Officer Justin Debord, and TAC Board of Directors Chair Cassie Barlow during a visit to TAC on September 11.
SourceAmerica and the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) established the AbilityOne Congressional Champions Program in 2002 to honor representatives and senators who go the extra mile to help nonprofit agencies like TAC gain recognition in their community or help with legislative requests. Champions support legislation and funding that directly affect federal and state programs for people with significant disabilities or who are blind.
Congressman Warren Davidson is the third Congressional Champion in the State of Ohio to receive this distinction.
TAC employees produce new cargo nets and repairs worn cargo nets under an AbilityOne contract via SourceAmerica. Davidson’s support of AbilityOne and SourceAmerica will “ensure this critical work continues — and hopefully grows — to provide even more employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities,” said TAC CEO Justin Debord.
The cargo nets TAC individuals with disabilities repair and manufactures secure loads of equipment, supplies, and humanitarian aid to troops and people all over the world. TAC is the sole-source supplier of cargo nets to the U.S. Air Force.
Photo 1 (l to r): TAC Board of Directors Chair Cassie Barlow, SourceAmerica Executive Director Chris Stream, Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH 8th District), and TAC Chief Executive Officer Justin Debord.
Photo 2: Congressman Warren Davidson on the 2nd shift production floor at TAC-The Abilities Connection with just a few of the individuals with disabilities who create new cargo nets for the U.S. Air force.
Photo 3: Congressman Warren Davidson leans in to ask TAC employee Erika Moore how long she has worked at TAC (5 years) as TAC CEO Justin Debord and TAC Director of Business Operations Greg Gearhart look on.
ABOUT: TAC – The Abilities Connection is a leading organization with a long history of providing employment, training, and dignity for people with disabilities. While the names, places, and staff of TAC have changed over the years, the mission has not: to employ, connect, and care for people with disabilities in community settings of their choice.
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