Inspiring Stories from Heroes You Know

Lockheed Martin is committed to supporting those on the front lines of any battle, including COVID-19. As we adapt to our new normal it’s our goal to recognize those who go above and beyond. Lockheed Martin has teamed up with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to tell the stories of Hometown Heroes in North Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hometown Heroes who are selected to receive this special honor will be rewarded $1,000 as a token of appreciation for their outstanding dedication and selfless service to our community.

Lockheed Martin supports the DFW community every year through:

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

Supporting the Fight Against COVID-19

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

In North Texas, we contributed a total of $2.1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. Grants to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth and Parkland Hospital in Dallas ensure front-line healthcare providers have the medical supplies they need to perform their jobs safely.

JPS Hospital Foundation is using their $500,000 gift to leverage the use of technology to combat the spread of COVID-19 and its long-term effects on the most vulnerable members of our community. Parkland Foundation, which is one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, is using the $400,000 donation to help care for COVID-19 patients, properly equip caregivers with personal protective equipment and order supplies and other equipment to keep up with demand.

Additionally, we donated over $558,000 to food banks, shelters and other local health and human services organizations.

Donating PPE

Supporting first responders and healthcare workers is always a priority, and especially during this global pandemic. We’ve participated in efforts to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to the brave men and women keeping us safe every day. Employees in Fort Worth, Texas, built over 3,000 face shield frames using a high-pressure water jet. The water jets cut through sheet product components, efficiently creating face shield frames for organizations in need.

Donating Meals

With most employees teleworking, the demand for on-site food service is much lower, so we are finding creative ways to keep working with our food service providers while helping local communities at the same time. We've donated 17,700 meals to the Presbyterian Night Shelter, The Salvation Army and the Union Gospel Mission.

Supporting Distance Learning

We've donated $280,000 to six independent school districts (Arlington, Crowley, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Keller and White Settlement) to support distance learning and STEM education during the pandemic.

Donating iPhones

We gifted 600 iOS devices to the United Way of Tarrant County for distribution to Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Safehaven, Women’s Center, and Arlington Charities.