Harris Corporation Launches New Community Service Program as Part of Company’s 120-Year Anniversary


  • HEART program promotes individual and team volunteerism
  • 120 Days of Service campaign to foster 40,000 hours of volunteer
  • Program extends employees’ legacy of community service

MELBOURNE, Fla.,–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has launched a new company-wide community
service program with a signature campaign designed to encourage its
22,000 employees to volunteer about 40,000 hours of community service
over a 120-day period.

Harris’ new HEART (Harris Employees Actively Responding Together)
program is an integrated platform that helps employees learn about
specific needs and events in their respective communities and to locate
volunteer opportunities that are meaningful to them. It includes an
online tracking portal with volunteer opportunities; a Community Affairs
Network of local HEART volunteers; guides, templates and grants for
employee initiated projects; and signature campaigns and events
scheduled throughout the year. Click
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Harris launched the program with its first signature campaign – 120 Days
of Service, which aligns with the company’s 120-year anniversary this
year. Every employee is being encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 120
minutes of service over a 120-day period beginning March 1, 2016. Harris
has set a goal of donating 40,000 hours of volunteer time to
philanthropic causes in support of this campaign.

In addition to promoting individual volunteer work, the 120 Days of
Service campaign will feature large-scale team events at various Harris
locations. During the team projects, employees will assemble summer STEM
kits for elementary school students, hygiene kits for homeless veterans
and families, and food packs for low-income students.

“Harris and its employees have a strong legacy of commitment to our
communities,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and chief
executive officer. “The new HEART program strengthens and extends our
great tradition of philanthropy by making it easier for employees to
volunteer and to align their efforts with the organizations most in

Harris in the Community

A commitment to corporate responsibility is an integral and sustaining
part of Harris’ culture. The company focuses its resources on programs
and organizations that enrich the communities where it has operations,
are relevant to the missions of its business, and advance the education
of young people who will lead the high technology workforce in the years
to come.

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our
customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions
that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than
125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000
employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business
segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems,
Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.


Harris Corporation
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