Didlake Reception Draws Donors to Blue Ridge Foothills

Didlake disabilities manassas reception pentagon
Didlake disabilities manassas reception pentagon
Didlake, Inc. held a donor reception to say thank you to those who help the company in its mission to employ and educate those with disabilities .

Didlake holds donor reception at Salamander Resort


Some of Didlake, Inc.’s biggest donors went to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on Sunday for a special reception.

They gathered at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg to hear stories of those with disabilities – stories of people who Didlake has helped because of their generous support of the Manassas-based non-profit organization.

An intimate gathering, about 60 people came to the event called the Didlake Donor Appreciation Ceremony.

Through its many contracts, the company offers several services including mail, transpiration, recycling, grounds maintenance, and it is the sole janitorial provider at the Pentagon in Arlington.

Didlake will turn 50 years old next year. It was found founded in 1965 in Manassas when several people who were disgruntled with the public schools refusal to admit students with disabilities banded together to start a roadside fireworks stand to raise funds to send children to a special school.

Over the next year, the company will begin its search for a new CEO, replacing Rex Parr who has served in the leadership position since 1977. The new CEO will be in place by 2017, according to the company’s website.

The company operates in locations in the Washington, D.C. metro area, in Virginia’s Roanoke Valley, and in the Hampton Roads region in southeastern Virginia. The company has 1,200 employees at its work locations and has an annual operating budget of $50 million, according to its website.

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