This nonprofit makes it easier for people with disabilities to find a job
COLUMBIA, S.C. (W.A.C.H.)-- The Summer employment season is underway, and a nonprofit in the Midlands is making it easier for adults with disabilities to get a job. The 26-year-old Ricky Summers started working for Palmetto Car Wash Last October. He says it feels good to have a job.
The car wash is run by the Babcock Center, a local non-profit organization, started back in the 1960's. It has been supporting hundreds of people with disabilities like Ricky, who has an intellectual disability.
"If I was cleaning out your car, I would make sure it's done right, in order, make sure no mistakes happen, and we'll clean it good for you," says Summers.
Angel Cheatwood with the Babcock Center says "disability" doesn't have to mean what it sounds like.
"We're all able to do something, just maybe a little different," said Cheatwood.
Ricky and his coworkers wash up to 175 cars a week and they transport their supplies where they are needed.
The Babcock Center also connects people with landscaping, cleaning, moving, and woodworking opportunities. To find out more information, click here