HII and Newport News Shipbuilding Donate $2.1 Million to the 2013 United Way
of the Virginia Peninsula Campaign
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today its donation of $2.1 million to the
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula. The donation is a combined contribution
from the HII corporate office and its participating employees, as well as
donations made by the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division and
its participating employees.
"Our shipbuilders have demonstrated strong community support in partnership
with the United Way for more than 50 years," said Bill Ermatinger, HII's
corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. "In addition to
being headquartered here, the majority of HII employees work and live in the
Hampton Roads area. Our participation in the United Way of the Virginia
Peninsula's annual campaign is a reflection of this and the fact that we are
committed to a healthy and robust community."
Shipbuilders who donated were able to direct their contributions to the
organizations of their choice. Organizations that benefit from the campaign
include health and human service agencies across the region that address
everything from hunger and homelessness to affordable childcare and services
for the elderly.
"This very generous contribution sets the pace for others in our area and
demonstrates what a caring group can achieve when it sets sights on helping
others," said Ty Joubert, president of United Way of the Virginia Peninsula.
"We thank Huntington Ingalls Industries and Newport News Shipbuilding for
their outstanding support of our community campaign."
United Way is a worldwide network in 46 countries and territories, including
nearly 1,300 local organizations in the United States, which advances the
common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on
the three key building blocks of education, income and health.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.
Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:
*HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
*HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
*HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries
The Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. logo is available at
CONTACT: Christie Miller
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