Lockheed Martin's “42 Projects in 42 Days” Campaign Promotes Community Service in Phoenix Area
Goodyear, Ariz., 05/06/2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is participating in a six-week community service campaign in memory of Pat Tillman, a star football player and Army Ranger. The 42 in 42 campaign brings together volunteers from across the Phoenix community to complete a service project a day for 42 days. Tillman wore jersey number 42 as an All-American linebacker at Arizona State University.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to the Phoenix community while celebrating the life of a truly exceptional person, said Brent Upson, director of Sensor Processing Programs at Lockheed Martin's Goodyear facility. Pat Tillman was an active member of our community and worked tirelessly to promote positive change through service. It's an honor for us at Lockheed Martin to help support that ideal here in the community where we live and work.
The campaign kicked off on April 19 in Tempe, AZ, with a Lockheed Martin team participating in Pat's Run, an annual race supporting the Pat Tillman Foundation. It will continue through May 31 with a variety of community service projects scheduled around the greater Phoenix area. Projects include Habitat for Humanity home construction, food drives, book drives, educational projects at local schools, fund drives for local and national charities, and support the troops volunteer efforts. Hundreds of Lockheed Martin volunteers will lead or support the projects in partnership with local organizations.
Lockheed Martin's 800 employees in Goodyear develop highly advanced sensors, radar and intelligence systems for the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs more than 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.