President Obama’s 2014 President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) are being presented to more than 3,000 outstanding Lockheed Martin employees during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, and throughout the month of April.
The PSVA program is a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service and civic participation.
“Through their volunteer service our employees have dedicated their time, attention and expertise to hundreds of community organizations that are making a difference in the lives of children, veterans, our active duty military personnel and so many others,” said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO. “We are proud to have so many employees being recognized for their generosity in the communities where we live and work.”
To qualify for a PVSA, individuals must participate in 100 or more hours of volunteer service over the course of a 12-month period. Throughout 2014, Lockheed Martin PVSA award recipients logged a combined total of more than 800,000 hours in service to others.
Lockheed Martin employees around the world logged more than one million volunteer hours in 2014, and have logged over 12.5 million hours during the last decade. By supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, military and veteran organizations, local community and youth activities, or nonprofit running and cycling events, employees are making a difference for countless organizations and the people they serve.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 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 net sales for 2014 were $45.6bn.