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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Part 3 of People in Photos

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about our fourth annual integrated annual report, the 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we illustrate our triple bottomline approach that takes into account our Performance and productivity, the importance of our People and the Communities we serve, and our commitment to efficiency and the Planet. At Southwest Airlines, our... read more

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Nearly $40,000 in Volunteer Time Donated in April!

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Yes, you read that headline correctly! During Southwest’s “Month of Giving Back” in April, our Employees donated nearly $40,000 of volunteer time to the environment to make our communities a better place, benefitting more than 50 nonprofits across the nation. That’s enough time and money for a nonprofit organization to employ one staff member for an entire year!  ... read more

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Flashback Friday: Volunteering From the Heart Two Decades Ago

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Volunteerism is a cornerstone of the Southwest Spirit, and has been since the Company’s beginning.  Whenever the communities we serve have been in need, our Warriors have joined together across the nation to give from the heart.As the subsequent photographs show, our Employees’ Servant’s Hearts have beat loudly for quite some time—and take a close look!  You never... read more

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Month of Giving Back: ATL Helped Feed Nearly 5,500 Families!

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More than 8,000 pounds of food sorted.  Nearly 5,500 Atlanta-area families fed.  This is the positive difference the Atlanta-based Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Employees were able to make recently when we volunteered our time at the Atlanta Food bank. At Southwest Airlines, we give from the heart all year round.  And, in the month of April, we... read more

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Jake’s Journey

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Sometimes, even at a Company like Southwest, your Coworkers surprise you in ways that are emotionally indescribable.  My childhood friend, Beth Schied, is the mother of four great kids.  Years ago Beth's youngest child, Jake, was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye, at 18 months old.In March of 2008, Jake had his left eye removed.  Jake,... read more

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Learning the Southwest Way at RMH Houston

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Recently, I received an offer I couldn’t refuse.    Lori Skinner, responsible for maintaining Southwest’s relationship with the Ronald McDonald House, invited me and Fellow Intern Elly Jurgensen to accompany her to the Houston House to serve dinners to the families who stay there.  I immediately accepted, and that day, I learned the true meaning of a... read more

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Are You Ready to Dent the Future with The SCA?

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It's easy to get lost in the crisp mountain air of Sun Valley, Idaho.  Like its namesake suggests, the wind is pretty still in the valley, and like Southwest's hometown, the stars at night are big and bright. Plus, it's a pretty nice view, right?  We have to do our part to keep it that way. We're here as the Official Airline of the Dent the Future conference, a... read more

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Bringing Ben’s Bells to Newtown

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When my 2-year old son Ben Maré Packard died unexpectedly eleven years ago, my life changed forever. I began incorporating coping strategies into my life, one that included making Ben’s Bells in an effort to use the therapeutic effect of working with clay to help with healing.  On the one-year anniversary of Ben’s death, hundreds of our homemade bells were... read more

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Medical Transportation Grant Program Uses Airplane Seats for Good

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Addison is a fighter. Since she was born, Addison has fought Larsen's Syndrome, a disease that causes many dislocations to her body.   The Medical Transportation Grant Program has allowed Addison to travel to Children’s Hospital in Boston to receive care from one of the top hospitals in the nation. Since 2009, Addison has learned how to stand on her own, take her... read more

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The Road to 1600: Diveheart

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Last week, we took you to New York City on a journey with Nellie’s Youth Village from Florida.  This week, we’re taking you under the sea where you’ll learn how an Illinois-based organization used 40 roundtrip tickets on Southwest for a unique scuba diving experience: Jim Elliott, President and Founder of Diveheart We were recently given the amazing opportunity of... read more

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