LOCKHEED MARTIN VOLUNTEERS HONORED FOR GIVING 149,000+ SERVICE HOURS TO BETTER NORTH TEXAS
FORT WORTH & DALLAS, 23-APR-07 -- More than 3,825 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees received President George W. Bush's prestigious Volunteer Service Award during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21. The award recipients were among thousands of Lockheed Martin employees nationwide who collectively reported more than 1.3 million volunteer hours in 2006. Since 2002, more than 3.4 million hours have been logged on the company’s Lockheed Martin Volunteers Web site.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, 431 Lockheed Martin employees in the corporation’s Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control and Enterprise Information Services companies received the honor for their collective 149,841 hours of volunteer service.
Employees were eligible for the award if they logged more than 100 volunteer hours on the corporation's volunteer Web site for 2006. The President's Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, an organization created by the president to help foster a culture of service, citizenship and a sense of responsibility by encouraging outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. The award consists of a pin, a letter from President Bush and a certificate of appreciation in the name of the employee.
Lockheed Martin volunteers are involved with a wide variety of community service projects including blood donor drives, health and human service programs, mentoring and tutoring programs in schools and projects that support military organizations.
“Aeronautics employees in Fort Worth are also active citizens who donate generously to organizations throughout the community,” said June Shrewsbury, executive vice president of Company Integration for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “As a team we’re committed to building strong, healthy communities, and it’s a privilege to honor those individuals who share their time and talents to make our region a better place to live and work.”
“Missiles and Fire Control employees in Dallas have donated millions of dollars and volunteer hours to the North Texas community over the years, and we’re proud to continue the legacy of giving and service,” said Jim Berry, president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
Lockheed Martin presented the President's Volunteer Service Awards to eligible employees during National Volunteer Week. Additionally, the corporation honored every employee who entered hours on the Lockheed Martin Volunteers site by sending them a certificate of appreciation for their volunteer service.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.