Vought Kicks Off Annual Can Do! Food Drive Campaign

DALLAS, DEC. 1, 2008 – Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. officially kicked of its annual Can Do! campaign today, which raises funds for local food banks in each Vought community.

During the December food drive, employees participate in numerous fundraising events that are planned and implemented by each Vought site. The campaigns typically consist of food sales, silent auctions, games, raffles, and the sale of Can Do! shirts.  Voluntary payroll deductions contributed throughout the year adds to the total.

Last year Vought marked its 25th annual Can Do! campaign by raising $154,866. Every dollar raised provides approximately six full meals.

Vought Can Do! in California benefits the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County. In Florida, the beneficiary is the United Way White Doves Project.  In Georgia, the Milledgeville drive benefits the St. Stephen’s Food Bank and The Empty Stocking fund. In South Carolina, the Low Country Food Bank receives Vought’s Can Do! donation. Nashville’s donations benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. In Texas, the contributions go to the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.  In Washington, the Vought drive benefits the Everett Food Bank.

About Vought

Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. (www.voughtaircraft.com) is one of the world's largest independent suppliers of aerostructures. Headquartered in Dallas, the company designs and manufactures major airframe structures such as wings, fuselage subassemblies, empennages, nacelles and other components for prime manufacturers of aircraft. Vought has annual sales of approximately $1.6 billion and about 6,600 employees in nine U.S. locations.

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Lynne M. Warne
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