Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Brings Holiday Cheer to Communities
Through Employee Donations and $15,000 to Local Food Banks
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Dec. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division and its employees have
participated in holiday giving throughout all of the communities on the Gulf
Coast. Hundreds of employees worked together to donate money, food, toys and
other special items to several different organizations. The company donated
$5,000 and 560 pounds of food to Our Daily Bread food pantry in Pascagoula,
$5,000 to the Bay Area Food Bank in Theodore, Ala., and $5,000 and another 300
pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans.
Ingalls Shipbuilding employee Larry
Stewart helps unload the shipyard's
food donations at Our Daily Bread in
A photo accompanying this release is available at
"Through several employee-led holiday donation drives, our employees have once
again shown selfless leadership in the communities we call home," said Edmond
Hughes, Ingalls' vice president of human resources and administration. "As
Mississippi's largest private employer, we take our commitment to community
very seriously. We are about to enter our 75^th year of building ships, and we
understand our role as a good corporate neighbor and obviously our employees
do as well. They went above and beyond to ensure a great holiday for a lot a
Employee groups held drives to raise money and also to collect food, toys and
other items for many various organizations. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree
program, along with other adopt-a-family programs, benefitted from employees
working at Avondale, Pascagoula and Gulfport operations. Money and toys were
collected from many different employee groups to benefit the local U.S. Marine
Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Electrical workers at Avondale raised $1,000 to
allow New Orleans Children's Hospital to purchase new diagnostic equipment.
Ingalls' Veterans Employee Resource Team collected and shipped 80 Christmas
care packages to deployed U.S. troops.
"On behalf of the board and staff of Bay Area Food Bank, I would like to thank
Ingalls Shipbuilding for their generous donation in the amount of $5,000,"
said Connie Whitaker, external relations director for the Bay Area Food Bank.
"This gift will enable the food bank to provide food for 25,000 meals to
struggling families along the Central Gulf Coast."
For a look at all of the Ingalls employee donations for the holidays, click
this link for the latest edition of the company newsletter, Centerline:
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:
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CONTACT: Bill Glenn
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