"Thousands of generous Lockheed Martin employees give a portion of their weekly paycheck to benefit the community," said Susan Wright, Lockheed Martin AERO Club administrator.
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 4, 2017 – Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) AERO Club, an employee-run charity, delivered grants totaling $358,500 to Fort Worth-area agencies primarily serving children, families, healthcare and social services.
The AERO Club raises funds through an annual employee charity campaign and a board of Fort Worth-based employees work with local agencies to determine the best opportunities to allocate the donations.
“Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ employees contribute to more than 513 charitable organizations,” said AERO Club Administrator Susan Wright. “Thousands of generous Lockheed Martin employees give a portion out of their paycheck weekly to benefit the community and help their fellow employees facing dire circumstances.”
The grants released today support the following agencies and programs:
A Wish with Wings – Wish granting program
Alliance for Children – Therapeutic Intervention
CASA of Tarrant County– Volunteer advocate supervision
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – Sensory awareness day program
Fortress Youth Development Center – Afterschool program
Make-a-Wish North Texas – Wish granting program
The WARM Place – Grief support program
American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge campaign
Cancer Care Services – Nutritional supplements
Cornerstone Assistance Network – Diabetic health programs
JDRF Greater Fort Worth Chapter – Diabetic educational program
Mothers Milk Bank of North Texas – Capital campaign
United Way of Tarrant County – Care for the Caregiver program
Arlington Life Shelter – Homeless shelter
Arlington Urban Ministries – Thriving families program
Catholic Charities – Transportation program
Center for Transforming Lives – Homeless shelter for women and childcare
Community Enrichment Center – Housing program
Community Learning Center – Educational facility expansion
GRACE – Facility expansion
Heroes on the Water, Fort Worth Chapter - Equipment
Labra Society – Homeless program
Neighborhood Needs – Food pantry program
New Day Services for Children and Families – Parental education program
Redemption Bridge – Second chances program
Special Olympics of Texas – 2017 summer games
Tarrant Area Food Bank – Hunger relief
The Women’s Center – Rape crisis and victim services program
Wesley Mission Center – Services for senior citizens
For additional information about Lockheed Martin in the community, visit our website, http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/aeronautics/community-relations.html, and the AERO Club’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LockheedMartinAEROClub/.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.