FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees are committed to giving back to those who have given so much to defend our nation. This commitment was on display across the nation in 2012 through a range of employee volunteer efforts, charitable contributions and funded programs all done on behalf of the USO.
- Employees from the South Bay area of Southern California raised more than $100,000 from the El Segundo and Redondo Beach sites. San Diego employees raised $73,000; some of those funds sent children grieving the loss of a loved one to a special summer camp. The sites also presented a donation of more than $100,000 to the Bob Hope Hollywood USO Center at Los Angeles International Airport.
- Volunteers at the Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing center and the St. Augustine, Fla., manufacturing center each put together 5,000 care packages for service members. Palmdale donations for the USO totaled $60,000, and donations from St. Augustine and Melbourne, Fla. reached $15,000 in 2012.
- Bethpage, N.Y., volunteers assembled dozens of bicycles, complete with bows and personal notes, for children of active military personnel, and presented them during Fleet Week in May. Employees at the site contributed nearly $24,000 this year.
- Volunteers at the Rolling Meadows, Ill., campus put together 7,750 care packages for service members.
- Volunteers from the company's Charlottesville, Va., facility stuffed more than 10,000 care packages to be delivered to deployed service members.