Coronavirus: Serving our Fort Lauderdale and Boston Focus Cities
On the heels of the JetBlue Healthcare Heroes campaign honoring 100,000 healthcare workers with free roundtrip flight certificates to anywhere JetBlue flies, our crewmembers continue to find meaningful ways to celebrate local heroes who are working around the clock to combat the coronavirus.
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve continued to bring our mission of Inspiring Humanity to life by utilizing our main resources including flights and inflight snacks and amenities. Over the past several weeks, our crewmembers in Fort Lauderdale and Boston have volunteered their personal time to donate these snacks and other items to essential workers at hospitals, fire departments and police stations in their local communities.
Our crewmembers in Boston continue to give back in meaningful ways such as providing nearly 15 pallets and 28 cases of snacks, including Eat Up boxes and refreshments to the Boston Police Department, the YMCA of Boston, the New England Patriots Foundation’s Food4Vets initiative and other organizations benefitting essential workers.
- As the official airline of the New England Patriots, local crewmembers have also volunteered for the Patriots Foundation’s Food4Vets initiative in partnership with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation by packing and boxing non-perishable food items for veterans and military families in need. The program has donated more than one million meals with more to come! Each vital food kit includes food for 84 meals, enough for two weeks for two people.
- JetBlue also received a request from local doctors working at the temporary Boston Hope Field Hospital and local crewmembers immediately jumped into action. As rooms at the field hospital don’t have ceilings and the facility cannot turn out all of the lights out at night, doctors requested eye masks so COVID-19 patients could get much-needed rest. We donated 1,250 snooze kits to support the facility.
In Fort Lauderdale:
Donning protective gear, our crewmembers in South Florida have delivered hundreds of cases of snacks, coffee, soft drinks and Eat Up boxes to local heroes. Snacks have been delivered to hospitals and essential workers throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties including Broward Health, Holy Cross, Boca Regional, Cleveland Clinic, Bethesda West, Memorial Regional, and Westside Regional Hospital, as well as the Plantation Police Department and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport fire station.
Want to help in your local community?
Local food banks remain focused on providing food and resources to those in need, including those who may be quarantined, and lower-income families impacted by school closings and the economic downturn. To support food banks nationwide visit Feeding America.
The need for volunteers right now is greater than ever. Our most vulnerable populations need support and will continue to need support in the weeks and months ahead. For virtual volunteer opportunities and other resources visit https://www.pointsoflight.org/global-volunteer-month/.