Debbie Shaw is not only an employee at Lockheed Martin Corporation but she is also an active volunteer. Being engaged in volunteering through Girl Scouts at a young age made a huge impression on Debbie Shaw and inspired her to give back to the community at every opportunity.
Ms. Shaw keeps her connection to Scouting strong as an adult by serving as a Delegate on the Girl Scout Citrus Council. This enables her to play an active role in electing officers of the Council, as well as providing support to determine direction for Girl Scouting programs locally. She actively works to be a positive role model for Girl Scouts in her community and helps them earn their badges.
One of Ms. Shaw’s favorite activities with the Scouts is celebrating Space Day, which is an educational initiative that seeks to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, and to inspire young people to realize the vision of our space pioneers. During an American Cancer Society Relay for Life event recently, she coordinated a stellar opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn about Astronomy with Lockheed Martin volunteers who provided the telescope and lesson plan.
Her love of people, compassion and leadership abilities have proven an asset to Lockheed Martin Corporation in her role as a Community Relations Representative and Volunteer Administrator. In this role, Ms. Shaw uses her energy and creativity to plan and manage employee volunteerism, educational outreach and recognition programs. These activities include mentoring programs, food and clothing drives for local homeless shelters, food banks and school supply drives for children in need. Her creativeness has paved the way for some unique and meaningful projects that have had a positive impact on her community.
An example of her creativity in a community volunteer program was when she engaged employees to team up with the Red Cross to develop an initiative for Community Disaster Preparedness and Awareness initiative. Several hundred volunteers created and prepared Home Disaster Safety Starter Kits. The group then reached out to the community at the Farmers Market to the hundreds of local citizens purchased the kits and the money was donated to the Red Cross.