Recognizing Employees During National Volunteers Week
As the United States celebrates National Volunteer Week, Lockheed Martin recognizes employees who went above and beyond in service to their communities in 2013.
More than 2,900 employees will receive the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) this week for performing and logging more than 100 hours of service. In 2013, PVSA awardees logged a combined total of almost 800,000 volunteer hours.
Employees’ efforts are continuing Lockheed Martin’s legacy of service to the community with more than 11 million volunteer hours logged over the last decade.
“I get to make a difference in the lives of others, even if it’s just one person. Whether it is with time or resources – whatever our reasons may be for volunteering, it makes a difference in the quality of life for someone,” says Rebecca Jordan, a PVSA award winner with 2,000 hours of service logged. “To me, it’s not about recognition but about commitment, the quality of service and the product of devotion to others. When you give, the reward is in the giving and, to me, that’s the greatest reward.”
Kimberly Ragle echoed Jordan’s sentiments in her volunteer work with Stray Aid & Rescue, an animal welfare organization. “Knowing that I’m able to help [animals] find homes or help get them the proper medical treatment for those who are sick is the best feeling anyone can have,” says Ragle, a President’s Call to Service lifetime achievement award winner with more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service.
Executives at Lockheed Martin sites nationwide will present the awards to qualifying employees throughout the month of April.