Lockheed Martin employees support 29 Fort Worth-area non-profit agencies

By John Starky| DFW Newsflash | April 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas – Lockheed Martin’s 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 employees contribute to more than 500 charitable organizations,” AERO Club Administrator Susan Wright said. “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 support the following agencies and programs:

 

CHILDREN

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

 

MEDICAL

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

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

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

SOURCE Lockheed Martin