EXTRAORDINARY UPDATE: Organization donates to ‘Able to Work USA’

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)  —  Two of our recent Extraordinary People of the Week got a nice surprise from the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association (WAHA).

We featured Ben and Amy Wright and their push to get people with intellectual and developmental disabilities employed in a special report called “Ready, Willing and Able.”

Wednesday, their non-profit “Able to Work USA” received a check for $500 from the WAHA to continue their mission of getting meaningful work for anyone who has the ability.

The WAHA has a purpose promoting the interests of the hospitality industry in the Cape Fear, provide a forum to discuss ideas or issues, and to promote professionalism within the hospitality industry.

Because one of Ben and Amy Wright’s purposes is to educate businesses and communities on the benefits of hiring people with IDD, WAHA helped provide a place for their message to be heard.

You can read more about Able to Work USA here.

See our special report on “Ready, Willing, and Able” here.

And learn more about the WAHA here.

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