Central Florida’s Largest Company-Led Day of Caring: Lockheed Martin Volunteers Revive Quest’s Camp Thunderbird
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18, 2014 – Today, about 1,000 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees, family and friends revived Quest’s Camp Thunderbird in Apopka, Florida. As part of the largest company-led United Way Day of Caring event in Central Florida, Lockheed Martin volunteers completed 92 projects, from renovating buildings to landscaping to improving wheelchair accessibility.
Quest’s Camp Thunderbird has been in Central Florida since 1969 and provides a residential camp experience serving adults with developmental disabilities and children of all abilities.
“Camp Thunderbird plays a critical role in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in Central Florida,” said Jon Crump, chief information officer and 2014 Community Charity Campaign executive champion at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “We respect Quest’s mission and are honored to help rejuvenate Camp Thunderbird, which provides valuable resources to members of our community.”
Lockheed Martin has a legacy of supporting the community. Last year, Florida employees logged more than 100,000 volunteer hours, and those in Central Florida donated more than $1 million through United Way’s employee giving campaign, which supports 50 agencies and 400,000 individuals locally.
“Lockheed Martin employees came together to make a difference for Camp Thunderbird because we realize many of our neighbors rely on this important community resource,” said Jon Rambeau, vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions. “Our team’s contributions will make an immediate impact for Camp Thunderbird guests and their families.”
Quest, Inc. supports individuals with developmental disabilities in both the greater Orlando and Tampa areas achieve their dreams live, learn work and play. As Central Florida’s premier provider of these services, Quest, through more than 700 team members, makes a difference in the lives of 1,100 people each day and has been part of the Central Florida community for over 50 years.
“We are excited and truly honored to welcome Lockheed Martin volunteers as part of their annual United Way Day of Caring,” said John R. Gill, president and chief executive officer of Quest, Inc. “The Quest Camp Thunderbird team is excited about the work being completed on various projects. This work will enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities so that they may continue to achieve their dreams to live, learn, work and play.”
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 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 2013 were $45.4 billion.