LifeSize Gives Back: Lockheed Martin’s “Day of Caring”

On October 19, representatives from LifeSize will donate video conferencing technology to the Orlando Salvation Army during the annual United Way Day of Caring.

For over 25 years, Lockheed Martin has organized the annual United Way Day of Caring event, where Lockheed Martin employees, family and friends come together to donate time and resources to non-profit organizations throughout the Central Florida Community. United Way encourages companies across the community to organize these events as a part of annual giving campaigns.

“The Day of Caring is Lockheed Martin’s way of giving back to the local community that they have been a part of for over half a century. It has grown every year and we are so grateful that thousands of Floridians come out to serve others with us,” said Steve P. Rocca, Lockheed Martin employee and Salvation Army Board Member. “LifeSize has been so generous in their donation to the Salvation Army, and we sincerely thank them for their contribution.”

As one of the selected agencies, Lockheed Martin employees will serve at the Orlando Salvation Army Area Command, which provides food and shelter for homeless men, women and children, as well as low-cost housing for the elderly. A world-renowned organization, Salvation Army operates in 126 countries and provides services in 175 languages.

Photo Courtesy of Salvation Army Orlando

During evaluation of the types of service projects to do at Salvation Army, a need for video-conferencing services for the organization to conduct business was identified. In coordination with Lockheed Martin, LifeSize, an Austin-based telecommunications company, offered to donate high-definition video conferencing equipment to the Salvation Army as a part of this year’s Day of Caring event.

“We are so pleased to be able to share the power of video collaboration with individuals who are doing so much good in this world,” said Megan Lueders, vice president of global marketing at LifeSize. “The Salvation Army is one of the most well-respected nonprofit organizations in the world, and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with them and help their organization thrive.”

For more information, check out the Salvation Army’s blog post here.

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