Southwest Airlines Delivers “Comfort” to Americans
Displaced by Disasters
Partnership with American Red Cross will Help 10,000 People Nationwide
WASHINGTON, Monday, October 05, 2009 — Southwest Airlines employees have partnered with the American Red Cross to show their “LUV” to 10,000 people displaced by disasters across the nation. In an unprecedented show of support, the Dallas-based air carrier, currently headquartered at Love Field, encouraged employees to ”Share the Spirit” by collecting, assembling and distributing “comfort kits” to Red Cross chapters in all 68 cities the airline serves.
Comfort kits are an essential part of a Red Cross disaster response, particularly those affected by a home fire, the most common type of disaster the Red Cross responds to on a daily basis.