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Lockheed Martin AERO Club Gives $100,000 Grant for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Services

Lockheed Martin AERO Club employees have presented United Way of Tarrant County with a $100,000 grant for the United Way Alzheimer’s Caregiver Relief and Education (ACRE) project. ACRE uses three evidence-based programs to help older adults with mid-stage Alzheimer’s to remain at home with the support of family caregivers. “There will be Alzheimer’s caregivers across the community with less stress and more hopebecause of what happened here today,” said Cassie McQuitty, United Way Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, after the check presentation.

Programs that are a part of ACRE equip caregivers to take care of their loved ones andthemselves through caregiver education and respite care. This enables family members to remain at home rather than go to a nursing home. An estimated 20,000 people in Tarrant County have Alzheimer’s, and the number is trending upward faster here than elsewhere. Forty percent of the people who care for family members with Alzheimer’s die from stress-related illness before their loved ones.

Pictured from left are Charlie Galupi, United Way Vice President of Labor Participation; Cassie McQuitty; Tim McKinney, United Way President and CEO; Susan J. Wright, Lockheed Martin AERO Club Administrator; Dana Glazier, United Way Director of Grant Management; and Pauline Ramos, Lockheed Martin AERO Club Board Member and Lockheed Martin/IAM Representative. Lockheed Martin AERO Club stands for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees’ Reaching Out Club.


Programs that are a part of ACRE equip caregivers to take care of their loved ones andthemselves through caregiver education and respite care. This enables family members to remain at home rather than go to a nursing home. An estimated 20,000 people in Tarrant County have Alzheimer’s, and the number is trending upward faster here than elsewhere. Forty percent of the people who care for family members with Alzheimer’s die from stress-related illness before their loved ones.

Pictured from left are Charlie Galupi, United Way Vice President of Labor Participation; Cassie McQuitty; Tim McKinney, United Way President and CEO; Susan J. Wright, Lockheed Martin AERO Club Administrator; Dana Glazier, United Way Director of Grant Management; and Pauline Ramos, Lockheed Martin AERO Club Board Member and Lockheed Martin/IAM Representative. Lockheed Martin AERO Club stands for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees’ Reaching Out Club.