Lockheed Martin Encourages STEM Education and Community Involvement at Annual Day of Caring
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 19, 2013 – Today, approximately 1,000 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] volunteers renovated facilities at five downtown Orlando nonprofits as a part of the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.
In the tri-county region including Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties alone, it is estimated that there are 260,000 residents living in poverty. Working in 76 subteams, Lockheed Martin employees, families and friends painted, landscaped and repaired the facilities that directly support Central Florida residents in need.
The five facilities Lockheed Martin volunteers revitalized include the Coalition for the Homeless, Women’s Residential and Counseling Center, House of Hope, Orlando Downtown Recreation Complex/Parramore Kidz Zone and the Salvation Army (Orlando Area Command and the Adult Rehabilitation Center).
“Lockheed Martin has a strong tradition of volunteerism and community engagement that is a cornerstone of the Corporation’s values and our culture,” said Tom Oles, Lockheed Martin vice president of strategy and business development and the executive champion for the 2013 Lockheed Martin Community Charity Campaign in Central Florida. “The Day of Caring is an opportunity for our employees and their friends and families to put service in action and help charitable organizations perform their missions to care for local residents in need.”
For decades, Lockheed Martin volunteers have offered a helping hand to build a stronger, healthier tomorrow for our Central Florida community. In 2012, Lockheed Martin employees logged more than 133,000 volunteer hours in the Central Florida community and contributed more than $1.4 million to local charities through employee giving campaigns.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.