Lockheed Martin Supports Habitat for Humanity
Orlando, FL, 13-JUL-06 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees and summer interns will begin working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for families in downtown Orlando on Friday, July 14.
“At Lockheed Martin, we believe that encouraging our employees to give back to the community is both an individual and business imperative,” said Gary McPherson, Lockheed Martin Human Resources and Staffing. “We are dedicated to the premise that building a better world starts at the local level and strive to be a leader in service throughout our local communities. By working with Habitat for Humanity, we hope to reach out to the community, while providing our entry-level talent with an opportunity to get involved and learn valuable mentoring and leadership skills while having fun with their co-workers.”
Approximately 30 Lockheed Martin employees will help complete exterior work on the houses. Thirteen of the interns are a part of the University of Central Florida (UCF)-Lockheed Martin Work Experience Program, and have been working in technical positions throughout the summer.
To date, 486 Lockheed Martin employees in central Florida have logged more than 26,706 hours of community service this year.
Employees on Friday will begin working on the houses at 8 a.m. and will finish at 2:30 p.m. The houses are located in the vicinity of Westmoreland Street in Orlando. For more information please contact Habitat for Humanity at (407) 648-4567.
Habitat for Humanity International is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. The nonprofit organization has built 200,000 affordable houses for more than 1 million people.