Employees from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division teamed up to provide holiday gifts for 145 children as part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
In addition, Ingalls donated $1,500 to help with the remaining angels who were not adopted, with $500 of that raised by the company’s electrical department.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program matches donors with children from qualified families unable to provide gifts and clothing for their children during the holidays. The Salvation Army provides a wish list for each angel.
This year there were more than 1,500 angels to be adopted. Adopters of the angels purchase all or as many items from the wish list as possible. The angels vary in ages, and most gifts are items like clothes, jackets, electronic games and bicycles.
Ingalls employees also helped raise money and resources for several other organizations, including toys and money for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, 1,000 pounds of food for Our Daily Bread, and food and snacks for the Backpack buddies after-school program. The company’s Veterans Employee Resource Team (VERT) also sent 63 care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan.
Press Release, December 22, 2013