Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Helps Rejuvenate Local Red Cross Office
PASCAGOULA, Miss., July 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Volunteers from
Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division
recently helped freshen up the grounds and interior of the American Red Cross'
Pascagoula office. Participants in Ingalls' Legacy Builders Executive
Mentoring Program dedicated two weekends in June to the community project.
Legacy Builders - American Red Cross
Brian McVey, a participant in Ingalls
Shipbuilding's Legacy Builders
Executive Mentoring Program, pressure
washes the side of the building for the
American Red Cross community project.
Photo courtesy of the American Red
A photo accompanying this release is available at
"Ingalls has been giving back to the community for 75 years, and this was an
opportunity to continue that tradition and give back to an organization that
is recognized for giving so much to people in need," said Todd Thompson, risk
manager at Ingalls.
The Legacy Builders Executive Mentoring Program matches up-and-coming Ingalls
leaders with vice presidents from different shipyard departments to encourage
the mentees' leadership development and expand their knowledge and
understanding of the shipbuilding industry. To develop leadership skills,
mentees in the program are encouraged to plan and lead a community service
project. The Red Cross Grounds Refresh Community Project was conducted as part
of the Legacy Builders' 2012-2013 community service program. In addition to
this project, Legacy Builders also volunteered at various non-profit
organizations throughout Jackson County.
"We are honored that the Legacy Builders selected Red Cross as one of their
four charities of choice," said Shirley Phillips, Pascagoula office
coordinator for the American Red Cross' South Mississippi chapter. "The amount
of work they accomplished in a few short days is remarkable."
Working both indoors and out, Ingalls' Legacy Builders landscaped and
performed ground maintenance in addition to updating the office with shelving,
fresh coats of paint and a television installation. The team, consisting of
Ingalls employees and their family members, also built a shaded sitting area
for Red Cross volunteers.
"The Legacy Builders are transforming our Pascagoula office inside and out,"
said Jay Huffstatler, South Mississippi chapter executive. "Their efforts are
making our work areas and volunteer spaces more efficient and appealing."
The South Mississippi chapter of the American Red Cross services the following
counties: Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone, George, Greene,
Perry, Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Jefferson Davis and Covington.
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 at
its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing
about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also
provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy
industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.
For more information about HII, visit:
*HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
*HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
*HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries
CONTACT: Bill Glenn
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