LOCKHEED MARTIN VOLUNTEERS TO GUT 37TH EMPLOYEE HOME
NEW ORLEANS, LA, 09-MAY-06 -- A group of Lockheed Martin volunteers who call themselves, “House Busters,” will gut their 37th employee home on Wednesday, May 10 at 3932 Norwood Drive in Chalmette.
The group helps fellow employees by gutting their homes, which flooded during Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 940 of Lockheed Martin’s 2,000 employees could not return to their homes after Katrina.
House Busters guts employee homes each Wednesday and Saturday. Those volunteering on Wednesdays truly help their fellow employees because they must take a day of vacation.
House Busters will begin work in Chalmette at 7 a.m. and be there most of the day. Reporters and photographers are invited to cover the event. The optimum time is 9 to 11 a.m.
To get to the work site, take Claiborne Avenue to Judge Perez Drive in St. Bernard Parish. At the St. Bernard Parish Courthouse, make a left onto Jean Lafitte Parkway. Take the 2nd street to the left, which is Norwood Drive. Go to 3932 Norwood.
Lockheed Martin builds the Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) for NASA at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East. Both NASA ET Program Manager John Chapman and Lockheed Martin ET Vice President Wanda Sigur are volunteering Wednesday.