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LindaRutherford Employee Rank
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On Saturday, Southwest flew its third humanitarian animal rescue flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Baltimore/Washington to help relocate animals off the island after many were impacted by Hurricane Maria. It all started with a call to Southwest from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, an animal rescue organization based in the D.C. area and their partner in Puerto Rico, PR Animals. Seeing our Employees come together and donate their time to make an effort such as this happen, make me so proud to work for Southwest Airlines! 

 

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“I’m inspired to devote my life to social and environmental impact projects." -Christine Provine

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Have you ever been on the trip of a lifetime? In November, Southwest Airlines had the privilege of flying 50 families to Walt Disney World in Orlando for the 2017 Kidd’s Kids trip. I’m not a gambler, but I’d bet the Kidd’s Kids families will tell you they went on the trip of a lifetime!

 

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Southwest Airlines breathes new life into nearly 675,000 pounds of seat covers and other discarded materials in 2017. Collaborations are underway to upcycle, recycle, and downcycle materials in Mexico, Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arizona, and Tennessee.

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3_izauld.jpgPHX Southwest Coheart, Steve Land, Ground Operations – Provisioning Operations Manager, shares about his personal connection, involvement, and perspective about the Southwest Resilient Communities commitment to the Park South community.

 

 

 

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Southwest is honored to fly 50 families to Orlando for a magical 5-day all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World for the 2017 Kidd’s Kids trip. Read on to see what Traci Liberto, the mother of two Kidd's Kids participants, says about the program. 

 

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From Airplane Seats to High Fashion

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The Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program is our commitment to building connections that bring people together and strengthen communities for a more resilient future. Since 2013, Southwest has invested $6.4 million in building connections and supported projects in 21 cities.

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What do you get when you have a room full of telephones, laptops, and eager volunteers? The magic of Kidd’s Kids Day!

 

 

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This is a guest blog post by Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, Executive Director MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

 

Southwest Airlines proudly gives back to the Hispanic community during Hispanic Heritage Month and all throughout the year through its support of nonprofit organizations like MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. 

 

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BrynnJames
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Joan Vorderbruggen has a strong vision for her hometown of Minneapolis. She sees the town's potential to act as a haven for the diverse and multi-cultural community members, and with her new position with Hennepin Theatre Trust, she hopes to help her vision come to life with a program called "5 to 10 on Hennepin." 

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Southwest Airlines partnered with GenHERation for Discovery Days 2017 to provide a day of learning about Southwest and women in the workforce for 50 young women. Among these girls was Lilly Santiago, a SWA Ramp Agent's daughter, who previously connected with many Southwest women and spent a day in the field in Baltimore. 

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In recent years, the Foro Lindbergh section of Parque México has been recognized as a space that should be defined by community members. Southwest Airlines' Heart of the Community program has helped to support Foro Lindbergh as a community-led public space. 

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This week, Southwest officially opened their Porch at Washington Park in Cincinnati. We welcome the whole community with open arms to visit the Porch to relax and play games with fellow neighbors. 

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Executive Director of Indy Bike Hub YMCA Karen Ogden acts as a connector for the hub of City Market East Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. She and her team partnered with Southwest's Heart of the Community program to promote growth for this neighborhood. Connector Karin 1.jpg

 

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San Juan.jpgSJU Ramp Supervisor Ricardo Berrios Perez greets Robert Robles,Ground Operations Regional Manager for International, as the initial Assessment Team arrived in SJU on Sunday, Sept 24.

Notice: Southwest Airlines resumed scheduled flights to/from San Juan (SJU) with a reduced schedule starting today, Thursday, September 28. Seat availability is extremely limited due to high demand. For details on offered flights and availability, please check online or call us at 800-I FLY-SWA (800-435-9792). If you are a Southwest Customer impacted by Hurricane Maria, we are offering flexible accommodations for those Customers holding reservations from San Juan (SJU) from Monday, September 18, through Wednesday, November 1, and want to alter their travel plans. We will operate a humanitarian flight (SJU-MCO) on Friday morning for those who are stranded. Customers wishing to standby for the humanitarian flight on Friday, September 29 should arrive at the airport by 6:00 a.m. local time.

 

Our thoughts continue to be with the people of Puerto Rico as they recover from this devastating storm. We are hopeful conditions there continue to improve so that we can operate more frequently and continue to increase our role in that recovery. 

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SW Gives back for Goals 4.pngAfter a local elementary school defied odds to make it to major soccer tournament in Orlando, they realized they wouldn't be able to afford the trip. Southwest Heart jumped into action to save the day. 

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Southwest teamed up with San Diego’s Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to aid in relief efforts for a local Houston organization, Operation Pets Alive! (OPA). A total of 64 shelter animals boarded a retiring -300 aircraft to fly from Austin to San Diego, where they will remain under the care of HWAC and available for adoption in the following weeks. 


 

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SherryGib
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Once we felt the full impact of Hurricane Harvey, it was apparent no planes would be taking off from Houston Hobby anytime soon. I have never seen so much rain or the lightning and tornadoes that accompanied it. Meanwhile, Southwest had been working around the clock to get us out of Houston. When a brief break in the heavy rain occurred around mid-afternoon on Saturday, Southwest managed to evacuate 500-600 Passengers. Thanks to Southwest it was not the nightmare it could have been.

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Greta proved integral to the success of Southwest Airlines’ 2016 Heart of the Community Grant to Philadelphia’s City Hall Courtyard, serving as a visionary from the beginning, an active proponent of the project throughout, and a selector of the final design at the end. Known as a dynamic “connector” in her community, Greta helped bring together the many pieces of the project that led to its final success.

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At Southwest Airlines, we believe in empowering the next generation to achieve their career goals.  One of the ways we do that is by passing along the lessons we’ve learned along the way.  We are proud to partner with GenHERation, and next week we’ll welcome a group of talented young women to our Headquarters for Discovery Days.  These young women will learn what some of our women Leaders throughout their careers. Captain Nicole Alicea shares how studying hard in science and math can give you a view you can’t find in any other career!

 

 

 

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Our People have always been the Heart of Southwest Airlines and that's why we're passionate about inspiring the next generation.  In less than a month, Southwest Airlines will proudly welcome the young women of GenHERation to learn what it takes to be a Leader at Southwest Airlines and get advice on how to make their career dreams come true!

 

Thank you to Ramp Agent, Sara Pawlak, for sharing your career journey with these young women and helping to show one of the many ways women kick tail at Southwest Airlines!

 

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This Mother's Day, we're honoring the moms who inspire us. For Alexander, Elaina and Jacquelyn, their inspiration also happens to be their Coworker.

 

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Tucked away in the mountainous region of Chiapas, Mexico are the remote villages of Tierra y Libertad and Unión Buenavista, where some of onboard partner, Community® coffee is grown. The treacherous terrain makes the areas difficult to reach, especially during the months of heavy rainfall, preventing teachers from accessing the community and limiting the educational resources available to the coffee farmers and their families. 

           

In response to this challenge, Southwest and Community Coffee have committed to making a donation for every pound of coffee served onboard nearly 4,000 daily Southwest flights, to the ECOM Foundation to help fund satellite schools in these remote areas.

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At Southwest Airlines, our People create community wherever they are by volunteering their time, talent, and Heart.  This week is National Volunteer Week and we’re excited to highlight our incredible Employees who engage their skills to strengthen connections in the communities where they live, work, and serve.

 

We asked our Employees to share with us pictures of their time volunteering in the community.

 

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Think back—who motivated, supported, and inspired you when you were starting to consider your future career? Did a certain individual play a pivotal role in your career development? As you think about these two questions, were you immediately inspired or did you have to take time to reflect on a series of events? 

We asked some of our incredible Southwest women to share their stories.

 

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What started as a Facebook post from DCA Ramp Agent Will Santiago, asking his Fellow Southwest Employees to share photos so he could show his young daughter that awesome women work on the Ramp, turned into an entire day in Baltimore meeting women in aviation. Thanks to everyone at BWI for helping make this day possible and to the women across Southwest Airlines for inspiring the next generation.

 

Check out Lilly's Day at BWI:

 

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rbarry
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At Southwest Airlines, it’s always been about Heart. It’s about Loving People and putting others first. t’s about Building Resilience through connections that last and being part of a community that helps one another because distance shouldn’t keep us from being neighbors. It’s about Living Responsibly and doing things the Southwest Way, which means we do it because we want to, not because we have to.

 

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elephant1.jpgMore than 70 elephants call the Elephant Nature Park home.

Elephants are often subjected to horrifying conditions. Last fall, about 40 Southwest Employees and family members met in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Most were Flight Attendants, many were strangers, but everyone united with a common goal: volunteering at Elephant Nature Park.

 

 

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