Light Brigade Presents $6,000 to United Way of King County

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – Light BrigadeAFL’s training and education division, completed its annual United Way campaign with a $6,000 donation to United Way of King County. This marks the fifth year that Light Brigade has embarked on a United Way campaign that supports youth, builds financial stability, ends homelessness and gives kids an equal chance.

“Although we are a small organization, we can still make a huge difference in the lives of others,” commented Lee Kellett, general manager of Light Brigade. “Our associates understand the need in our community and they respond in meaningful ways—through our annual giving campaign and volunteer opportunities.”

The donation was made possible by Light Brigade associates who increased their annual donation by nearly 40 percent over 2015. And with the help of AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the donation to United Way increased even more.

The theme for this year’s United Way campaign was “Be Someone’s Hero.” The one-week campaign started with a super-hero lunch presentation by Harold Baker and Lydia Landry from United Way of King County. Associates gained a better understanding of their local United Way and the “Fuel Your Future” program designed to connect children to nutritious food throughout the year.    

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Pictured left to right: Lee Kellett, Light Brigade; Harold Baker, United Way of King County; Lisa Harwell, Light Brigade

About Light Brigade
Founded in 1987, The Light Brigade has trained over 50,000 people worldwide in its instructor led public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD. The company also produces online courses and training DVDs that provide focus on specific fiber related topics. For more information about Light Brigade, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless, and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Rick Atchison
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade
(206) 575-0404 ext. 200

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager