Lockheed Martin Employees Celebrate Month of Giving

Oct 31, 2018 5:25 PM ET

Lockheed Martin employees participated in dozens of volunteer events in communities around the world this October as part of the company’s annual “Month of Giving.” These “Be the Difference” days highlight employees’ commitment to service and giving back.

During an event at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, Maryland (pictured above), 20 employees from Lockheed Martin’s nearby global headquarters donated and assembled dozens of pieces of new furniture for families. They also assembled “Welcome Home Kits” for veterans, who account for a quarter of the nonprofit’s clientele.

“It’s inspiring when so many of your colleagues come together to make a difference,” said Lisa Connole a Maryland-based employee who participated in the event at A Wider Circle. “Volunteer opportunities like these are a great way to give back to our local communities.”

A Wider Circle is one of several nonprofit organizations that Lockheed Martin engages with to support military veterans and their families. Last year, the company contributed more than $8.5 million to military and veteran-focused organizations, while employees logged more than 43,000 hours of volunteer service for military and veteran efforts.

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s commitment to giving back and strengthening the communities where employees live and work.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. This year, the company received three Edison Awards for groundbreaking innovations in autonomy, satellite technology and directed energy. Learn more at www.lockheedmartin.com.