2018 Mission: ABLE Awards Honorees

Post Date:September 14, 2018

The Access: ABLE Award – National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association 
For leadership in making the world accessible to those with disabilities.

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to safely drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment to fit their specific needs. The organization promotes and supports individual members engaged in the modification of quality transportation for people with disabilities. The Association includes more than 600 members – including mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other mobility industry professionals. Their mission is to unify and improve the mobility equipment industry and help people with disabilities lead happy, healthy and more mobile lifestyles through the use of quality wheelchair accessible vehicles.

The Employ: ABLE Award – USAA  
For leadership to end veteran unemployment.

The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to over 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. USAA respects and honors the men and women in our nation’s military and their families who support them. They are committed to maintaining a 30% military and military spouse hiring goal and achieving 25% military employee representation by 2020. In addition, they offer military and military spouses a first look from recruiters and provide a wide variety of programs to attract, support and develop military talent.

The Sustain: ABLE Award – UPS 
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world.

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