Ingalls Shipbuilding employee Edgar “Rob” Santos has a long history of volunteering with organizations like the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, March of Dimes and The Salvation Army. Most recently, he engaged Ingalls’ Hispanic Organizational Leadership Alliance (HOLA) to assist local schools with their English Learning Language programs.
“Rob has an optimistic and positive view of life and people,” said Dorothy Shaw, Ingalls’ manager of community relations. “He wants to improve the circumstances of others through his volunteer efforts. He is full of life and energy and does not shy away from sharing that with other people.”
Newport News Shipbuilding employees Beth and Jeremy Scicchitano have helped build 10 Habitat for Humanity homes over the last nine years. Even after starting their own family, the husband and wife team continues to spend most Saturdays supporting Habitat projects.
“We want Newport News Shipbuilding to be more than just a place to work,” Jeremy said. “We want to do things so that the community can see that we are providing a benefit back to the community.”
Not only does Allison Smith organize all of UniversalPegasus International’s community outreach events, she participates wholeheartedly in each and every one of them.
She’s most passionate about her work with the Houston Food Bank and Lunches of Love organizations. “Allison voluntarily takes on new responsibilities and works tirelessly with each and every organization to make sure there is a positive outcome,” said Monty Collins, UPI’s senior vice president, field services.
Continental Maritime of San Diego employee Jeff Belknap spends many of his weekends dressed as the Marvel Comics character Thor, bringing smiles to patients at Rady Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego and even residents of local nursing homes.
“Some would say it’s his alter ego, but most would just agree it’s his passion,” said fellow CMSD employee Liz Rigney. “Jeff uses this as his opportunity to bless others, and it’s all on his time and his dime.”