Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, donated $50,000 to six local non-profits and two regional non-profits in honor of Giving Tuesday.
"Dynetics is committed to supporting organizations with these long-term investments to not only improve the community, but the quality of life for our employees and their families. We are proud to support these eight organizations and can't wait to see how they advance their mission here in Huntsville and across the country," said Jonathan Pettus, Dynetics senior vice president of Aerospace, Defense and Civil.
Representatives from each organization came together for a check presentation in Cummings Research Park. Representatives on hand to present the checks were Dynetics executives Kay Gray, Mike Durboraw and Pettus.
The 8 organizations included:
· Air Force Enlisted Village, whose core mission is to provide safe, secure homes for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen in Shalimar, Florida.
· Madison Visionary Partners, a community non-profit in Madison, Alabama, leading the charge to rebuild Kids Kingdom to make it universally inclusive for children of all abilities.
· Real Fathers Making a Difference, who assists youth to reach their full academic potential and education goals while offering essential guidance along with leadership and life skills in Huntsville, Alabama.
· Shower Up Huntsville, a non-profit organization providing mobile showers and personal care for those experiencing homelessness in Huntsville, Alabama.
· The Haven, a multi-resource day shelter open to anyone in need in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.
· The Riley Center, who provides comprehensive services to fulfill the urgent need for earlier diagnosis and effective intervention for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Huntsville, Alabama.
· Village of Promise, a family advancement center founded to address the needs of children and families in distressed, high-poverty neighborhoods in Huntsville, Alabama. Funds will be used to build an outdoor STEAM activity lab.
· Wellstone, who is building a Crisis Diversion Center to treat individuals affected by mental health crisis and provide critical care for adults and adolescents in Huntsville, Alabama.
This donation was made possible through Dynetics Does, the community outreach initiative, which backs a broad range of organizations and activities through monetary investments, volunteerism and community engagement.
Read more about Dynetics Does by visiting the Corporate Responsibility page.