Lockheed Martin Employees Say 'Yes' to Service
As the nation celebrates National Volunteer Week (April 10-16, 2016), Lockheed Martin wants to thank and recognize employees that went above and beyond in service in 2015.
During National Volunteer Week, Lockheed Martin celebrates employees across the company that volunteer for personal causes and the company’s focus areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and military and veterans causes. Along with volunteers from across the nation, our employees continuously demonstrate the profound impact of selfless giving.
Jack Belcher, Lockheed Martin United Kingdom deputy managing director, says he has “volunteer fever,” which he inherited from his late father. His father never said no to a worthy cause, and Jack now has the same philosophy. Jack says “yes” to numerous company volunteer opportunities and community outreach.
“No matter where I have lived, giving my time and energy is in my blood and I have my father to thank,” Belcher said. “Volunteering my time has made me closer to my wife, my children, and the community I live in, and it changed my life. But, like many other volunteers, the real rewards started the day I said 'yes' to service.”
Saying “yes” to service, is only one of the many positive mottos Lockheed Martin employees have about volunteerism. After serving in the United States Air Force, William Johnson Jr. became the director of Energy and Environmental Services at Lockheed Martin and brought the outlook of “If Not Me, Then Who…” to the work place. The motto comes from the Travis Manion Foundation that assists our nation’s veterans and families of fallen soldiers.
“I have adopted this motto in my passion for volunteerism," Johnson said. "If we aren’t the ones who are going to make a difference in our communities, then who will? We have the power to make an impact. This company has a developed network of dedicated employees, and we should use this network as a driving force to make a difference in our communities.”
This year, in addition to celebrating National Volunteer Week, Lockheed Martin is also recognizing more than 2,800 employee volunteers for their commitment to service with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). Throughout the month of April, employees will be awarded certificates and pins from the President of the United States for performing and logging more than 100 hours of service. This year, Lockheed Martin PVSA awardees logged a combined total of almost 800,000 volunteer hours across the company.
Employees’ efforts are continuing Lockheed Martin’s legacy of service to the communities in which we live and work, with nearly 12 million volunteer hours logged over the last decade and over one million volunteer hours logged in 2015.
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