Lockheed Martin Volunteers Continue Holiday Tradition
MANASSAS, VA, 20-NOV-00 -- Employees of Lockheed Martin in Manassas will continue a 30-year tradition of helping families in need when they assemble and package 648 holiday dinners on Tuesday, November 21, as part of the site's annual Project Thanksgiving. Each dinner package will feed a group of six and include a 12-14 pound turkey and assorted vegetables. In total, the Lockheed Martin Manassas effort will provide dinners for more than 3,888 people.
Representatives from 25 local charitable agencies will deliver the packaged dinners to their client families.
In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, our employees look forward to sharing the holiday with their neighbors, comments Frank M. DeBritz, president of Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Undersea Systems.
Since Project Thanksgiving began 30 years ago, more than 183,073 meals have been contributed to families in the Washington area.
Media interested in attaining photographs or tape to accompany this story are invited to the Manassas site at 9500 Godwin on Tuesday, November 21 between 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Lockheed Martin employees will be sorting and bagging the dinners, and charitable agencies will be stopping by for pick up. To confirm your attendance, call or email the contact listed below. A digital photograph will be distributed to media not able to attend.
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems in Manassas is a leader in developing and integrating complex systems for domestic and international military, civil government and commercial customers. It is a unit of Lockheed Martin's Systems Integration business area. With headquarters in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin Corporation's (NYSE: LTM) other business areas include Aeronautics, Global Telecommunications, Space Systems and Technology Services.