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Lockheed Martin and Its Employees Donate $2 Million to 9-11 Victims
PRNewswire
BETHESDA, Md.

The Lockheed Martin American Spirit Fund will distribute $2 million in donations to six organizations providing aid in the September 11 relief efforts. Of the $2 million total, $1.1 million represented the Corporation's contribution with approximately $900,000 donated by employees.

"In making these donations, we honor the memory of our colleague Bob Ploger and his wife, Zandra, who were aboard the plane that crashed into the Pentagon, and all of the other members of the Lockheed Martin family who lost relatives or friends in the tragedies," said Vance Coffman, Lockheed Martin chairman and CEO. "Though nothing can ease the pain and sorrow wrought by the awful events of September 11, we hope that our demonstration of support through the American Spirit Fund will bring some solace to those who need it most."

  The contributions will be directed as follows:

  $500,000 To The Army Emergency Relief Pentagon Victims Fund

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1942 to help soldiers and their dependents. After September 11, AER established a special Pentagon Victims Fund to assist the families -- including 31 children -- of the 38 soldiers killed and 4 wounded in the attack on the Pentagon. This fund provides emergency family-expense grants, including college funding, now and into the future. For more information about this fund, go to: http://www.aerhq.org/

$500,000 To The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Pentagon Assistance Fund

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) provides emergency assistance to members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and their families. The Society established a special Pentagon Assistance Fund in response to the 9-11 attacks to help victims' families with the costs of travel, hotels, memorial services, and other expenses related to their immediate needs. Going forward, the fund will provide college education financial aid to the 21 widows and 32 children of Navy personnel killed in the attack on the Pentagon. More information is available at the NMCRS Web site at: http://www.nmcrs.org/

$500,000 To The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

This fund is assisting the families of 62 civilian federal employees and nine civilian contractors affected by the attacks at the Pentagon. The Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA) fund provides support for funeral expenses, travel costs, cost of living expenses, and full college scholarships for children and spouses. A detailed report on the fund's goals and accomplishments is available at the FEEA Web site at: http://www.feea.org/

$200,000 To The Salvation Army, National HQ

The Salvation Army was among the first on the ground at all three attack sites with water, food, emergency medical supplies, and counseling and housing assistance. It continues to be extremely active in helping to meet the living expenses for families whose incomes were affected by the attacks, such as people in travel, hospitality and airport concession industries. Information about the Salvation Army can be found at: http://www.salvationarmy.org/

$150,000 To The International Association of Fire Fighters

The American Spirit Fund's donation to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) will go to support the families of 344 firefighters and emergency medical workers who died in the attacks on New York. The Fund's Web address is: http://www.iaff.org/

$150,000 To The New York City Police Foundation Heroes Fund

The New York City Police Foundation established a "Heroes Fund" to provide immediate financial assistance to the families of the 23 police officers lost in the World Trade Center attacks. The Fund is also providing post-traumatic counseling for NYC emergency workers. For complete details, visit the Fund's Web site at: http://nycpolicefoundation.org/

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a highly diversified global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core businesses span space, electronics, information and services, aeronautics, energy and systems integration. Lockheed Martin had 2000 sales surpassing $25 billion. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

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SOURCE: Lockheed Martin

Contact: Jim Fetig, Director, Media Relations, of Lockheed Martin,
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