December 19, 2007

Sandia’s giving tree has many branches

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Excitement fills the air as Sandia National Laboratories employees celebrate breaking their own Employee Caring Program giving record. Sandia employees and retirees have pledged $3.559 million to the United Way of Central New Mexico.

Sandia’s giving tree resides at Sandia not just during the holidays but year round. Each branch constitutes a different type of giving to the community. Here are some examples of its different branches.

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Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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