Lockheed Martin Employees Earn U. S. President's Volunteer Service Award
ARCHBALD, PA, 16-APR-07 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will present President George W. Bush’s prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award to 26 Archbald employees who logged more than 100 hours of volunteer service last year. The corporation will recognize these employees’ exceptional community efforts during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21.
The award recipients are among 4,101 Lockheed Martin employees nationwide who collectively logged more than 1.3 million volunteer hours in 2006, up 30 percent from 2005. Local employees collectively logged more than 7,200 hours.
The President’s Volunteer Service Awards are presented annually to individuals who volunteer 100 or more hours in their communities during the year. Recipients of the award receive a note of congratulations from President Bush, an official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, a personalized certificate of achievement and a letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
In 2006, employees from Lockheed Martin in the northeast Pennsylvania area volunteered thousands of hours for a wide variety of community service projects including blood donor drives, health and human service programs, classroom mentoring and tutoring, and projects that support the corporation’s customers such as military organizations.
“We are truly proud that Lockheed Martin employees are widely recognized for their volunteer efforts and for their enormous commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities,” says Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO. “Volunteerism is part of the fabric that constitutes the culture of Lockheed Martin. The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is one way we can extend our appreciation and say ‘thank you’ to our employees for their generous donations of time, energy and talent.”
During National Volunteer Week, the Senior Leadership Team at Lockheed Martin’s Archbald site will present the awards to qualifying employees.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.