On July 23rd, PORTCO was the featured audience segment on The Hampton Roads Show. Co-host, Chris Reckling, interviewed Mark Wilson, President & CEO of PORTCO, as well as Kate Powell, Director of Fundraising & Grants of PORTCO, representing the organization. Several PORTCO employees also participated in the segment.
Mark Wilson highlighted the mission of PORTCO and how the public can get involved. He encouraged viewers to support PORTCO through monetary donations as well as the weekly car washes. Kate shared the great news about PORTCO’s recently awarded grant.
Thanks to a $20,000 grant from KOVAR, PORTCO will soon be expanding services offered for skill training and employment avenues for people with disabilities. Presently PORTCO helps to secure job opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the following fields: janitorial and custodial services, personnel and general administrative support services, base operations support, facilities operations and maintenance, systems and network applications support services, hospital and clinic housekeeping and aseptic services, food services, HVAC water testing and treatment programs, grounds maintenance, consolidated support services, packaging and kitting, supply management and warehousing, and transportation and shuttle services.
The recently awarded grant will allow PORTCO to branch into new types of services such as: horticultural, and shredding services.
The grant monies will also fund accessibility improvements to PORTCO’s facilities as well as the introduction of art and reading programs to provide a more holistic set of services for our clients.
Continue following the PORTCO story as details regarding these new services unfold.