Lockheed Martin Employees Donate 925 Gifts To Central Florida Seniors
ORLANDO, FL, 12/22/2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees have donated over 900 holiday gifts to Orlando's Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) this holiday season. The CCE recipients include seniors in Brevard, Orange and Seminole, FL, counties.
"It is through the generosity of strangers that our elderly clients are able to have memorable holidays," said Jan Ingrando, director of Community Relations for VNA of Central Florida/Community Care for the Elderly. "Through the compassion of Lockheed Martin employees and their donation of gifts, all wrapped with love, our seniors will have a bright holiday season this year."
Employees' donations included food, clothing, and personal care items in response to individual requests. Lockheed Martin employees come together twice each year to support CCE gift drives. Lockheed Martin held its first CCE holiday gift drive six years ago.
"Lockheed Martin employees are proud to help spread holiday cheer to our neighbors this season," said Tom Simmons, Lockheed Martin vice president of Fire Control and champion of the CCE holiday gift drive. "We are strongly committed to supporting our Central Florida community during the holidays and all year long."
CCE provides in-home services to approximately 1,400 seniors and disabled adults in Orange and Seminole counties. CCE provides a variety of services that allow elderly individuals to continue living independently or in assisted living environments.
Lockheed Martin employees have lived, worked and volunteered in Central Florida for over 50 years. Volunteers are involved in everything from food drives, homeless shelters, fund-raising events and environmental projects. Over the past several years, employees across the Corporation have logged over 2 million volunteer hours in their communities.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.