Continuing the Mission in the Community
Lockheed Martin is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. Serving the community and supporting our troops are at the core of Lockheed Martin’s philanthropic efforts. Whether it’s helping revitalize a facility, building houses or feeding the homeless, giving back to others matters. One way we give back to others is through partnership with The Mission Continues.
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life after the military to find purpose through volunteerism in the community. Veterans are deployed on new missions in their communities to continue building their legacy of leadership and service. The organization has helped thousands of veterans to re-focus their talents and energy on supporting the community.
For the past two years, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth and Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie have partnered with The Mission Continues Dallas/Fort Worth Service Platoon to support a variety of service projects in the community.
The Mission Continues DFW Platoon members and Lockheed Martin volunteers are honored to support Equest Hooves for Heroes at the Equest Therapeutic Riding Center in Dallas, Texas.
In 2014, Lockheed Martin volunteers and Service Platoon members served at the Equest Riding Therapeutic Center in Dallas to support the Hooves for Heroes program, which helps improve the quality of life for military service men and women and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Individuals receive healing through equine therapy, including hippotherapy, therapeutic horsemanship and equine facilitated psychotherapy. The volunteers worked to prepare Equest’s newest therapeutic center by preparing the horse stalls, clearing trails, cleaning out of the pastures and helping beautify the landscape.
Volunteers assisted with painting, preparing the horse stalls, clearing the trails, cleaning out of the pastures and helped beautify the landscape.
This year, volunteers completed a service project in Fort Worth at Avenue J, a re-entry program facility serving individuals that are transitioning back into the community from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The goal of the project was to help revitalize the facility to create an inviting atmosphere. Volunteers assisted with beautifying the outdoor spaces and painting the indoor facility.
Last year, Lockheed Martin provided funding support to the Mission Continues at the 2015 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Game to help support the organization’s mission and cause.
Lockheed Martin is excited to support the organization again this year, and all proceeds from the ticket sales will directly support The Mission Continues.