Lockheed Martin closes week at AUSA with $10,000 donation to TAPS

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – An organization aimed at helping families of fallen soldiers now has $10,000 more to add to its cause. It's all thanks to Lockheed Martin's "selfless selfie" campaign this week at the AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville.

When we take a selfie, its usually for likes, favorites or even comments... but the selfies taken at the Lockheed Martin booth have a much deeper purpose.

With thousands of people pouring in to the VBC this week, Lockheed Martin used the crowd as a chance to raise money for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS.

"A loss in the military is unlike any other loss in our society," said TAPS President Bonnie Carroll.  "TAPS honors America's heroes by caring for those who they've left behind."

Lockheed Martin donated $10 for each selfie taken in front of its tactical vehicle on display this week.

"Our motto is we never forget who we're working for and that's our soldiers and our Marines and our airmen," said Kathryn Hasse with Lockheed Martin.

Thursday morning, the defense contractor presented the $10,000 raised in the #SelflessSelfie campaign.

"Lockheed Martin recognizes service and sacrifice and honors those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom in campaigns like this," said Carroll.