Lockheed Martin Recognizes Employee Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

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As the nation celebrates National Volunteer Week, Lockheed Martin will recognize the efforts of its employees who volunteered more than 1 million hours in 2012.

To mark the occasion, more than 2,600 employee volunteers across the Corporation will receive the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award this week for logging 100 hours or more of service in 2012 on the company’s volunteer web site. Executives at Lockheed Martin sites nationwide will present the award to qualifying employees at their sites.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards were created by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, which was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in communities across the nation. The awards thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to volunteer.

For Lockheed Martin, the awards highlight employee efforts to support organizations and causes that are important to them, their family members, and their communities. Employees are giving back by raising funds to fight disease, comforting the elderly, mentoring students, feeding the homeless, and lending a hand to build a home. 

And employees who give back through volunteerism are often surprised by how much they receive in return.

“I volunteer to help make the world a better place,” says Cathy Keeton, a senior planning engineer at Lockheed Martin, who began volunteering with the Girl Scouts of the USA 21 years ago. “I enjoy mentoring the girls and helping them set goals and develop plans to meet their goals.”

Since 2002, employees like Keeton have logged more than 11 million hours of volunteer service. To learn more about Lockheed Martin’s efforts in community outreach, visit http://lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community.html.

Posted April 23, 2013

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  •  Lockheed Martin employees volunteered more than 1 million hours in 2012
  • More than 2,600 employee volunteers across Lockheed Martin will receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards

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