Lockheed Martin to Continue Record-Setting Volunteer Efforts at The Salvation Army
ORLANDO, FL, 10/22/2010 --
More than 850 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] volunteers will revitalize The Salvation Army's downtown Orlando complex on Saturday, October 23, as a part of the United Way's annual "Day of Caring" initiative. For the third year in a row, this event represents the largest, single-day corporate volunteer effort in Central Florida.
Lockheed Martin employees, family members and friends will form approximately 45 project teams to paint hallways, make repairs and landscape throughout The Salvation Army complex. This year, the teams will also build a garden area and completely renovate the kitchen. Since 2002, Lockheed Martin employees across the Corporation have logged nearly 7.6 million volunteer hours in their communities.
"Lockheed Martin employees proudly volunteer with organizations that are pillars of our community," said Mike Bennett, executive champion for the 2010 Lockheed Martin Central Florida Charitable Giving Campaign. "We are committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. This event allows us to come together to make a lasting impact in Central Florida each year. We all take pride in being a part of this effort."
Lockheed Martin donated all of the materials necessary for painting, landscaping, building the garden area and kitchen renovations. Thirty percent of Lockheed Martin's annual charitable contributions and activities are committed to local communities.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 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 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.0 billion.