Following a meal, a song, a pledge and a few jokes, Angelita Police Hudson, executive director of MAR-C industries, addressed the Minden Lions Club during their weekly luncheon Thursday. Hudson spoke on the history of MAR-C Industries, which has been a part of the community since 1956 when it started as a daycare for children with special needs.
Since its beginning, the non-profit has blossomed into a place for the developmentally disabled to earn a wage. “Our clients find dignity in work,” Hudson said. “But it’s not just about a job, it’s about quality of life. Our clients are family, and we treat each other like family.”
MAR-C Industries works as a hub for recycling, where their clients work with materials provided by the community. Everything from newspapers to plastic bottles can be dropped off at one of the organization’s bins located in Sibley, Minden and Dixie Inn, or at MAR-C located at 1400 Commerce St. in Minden.
MAR-C not only provides steady work for their 64 clients, but saves our landfills from piling up. Hudson estimated that in one month MAR-C kept 22 tons of recyclable waste from being dumped into landfills.
For more information on MAR-C Industries, contact Hudson at 377-4774.