05 September, 2021

Southwest Airlines Donates $150,000 to Disaster Relief Organizations

                      Southwest Airlines has announced a donation of $150,000 to its national disaster relief partners, American Red Cross, Feeding America®, and Team Rubicon. This financial commitment is fulfilled through the Southwest Airlines® Foundation, a corporate-advised fund within the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Southwest Airlines is pleased to partner annually with American Red Cross, Feeding America, and Team Rubicon, to support efforts focused on preparedness, response, and resilience. The carrier is providing a $50,000 grant to each of these organizations, to assist with relief operations from the recent refugee resettlements, wildfires, earthquakes, and tropical storms including the latest, Hurricane Ida.

In an effort to provide the highest level of support to the community, Southwest invites its Customers and Employees to join these relief efforts through its Rapid Rewards® points promotion running today, Sept. 1, 2021, through Oct. 4, 2021. Rapid Rewards Members who donate a minimum of $25 to the American Red Cross, Feeding America, or Team Rubicon, will receive 20 Rapid Rewards points for every dollar donated*. Visit Southwest.com to donate to one or more of the organizations working on the frontlines providing much-needed relief to impacted communities.

"Southwest champions communities by supporting the work of nonprofit organizations, and encouraging our Customers to do the same," said Laurie Barnett, Southwest Airlines' Managing Director of Communications and Outreach. "We're thankful to our Employees and Customers for putting their Hearts in action, allowing us to come together in a time of need."

"When disaster strikes, Feeding America is on the ground and ready to provide food assistance and emergency supplies to our neighbors in need. Since food banks are rooted in each community, we also support long-term disaster recovery efforts," said Patrick Crawford, Managing Director of Disaster Services at Feeding America. "We are incredibly grateful to Southwest Airlines for their commitment to helping fight hunger, especially during critical times of need."

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