December 11, 2011
It’s been an exciting year for our JetBlue Ready Team, supporting numerous volunteer efforts and making deployments across the country to help those in need. In June, the team had its first national deployment to Bismarck (a city we do not fly to), in order to support residents who were forced to flee from their homes during the Missouri River Basin elevation. In September, the team deployed again to Binghamton following Tropical Storm Irene.
Their local volunteer efforts include the American Red Cross Metro Area Drill; September 11 Memorial; ING NYC Marathon; Veterans Day parade. The team has grown to nearly 500 crewmembers, composed of volunteers from all over our network.
On December 1, the American Red Cross in Greater New York presented us with the “Corporate Community Partnership Award”! Congratulations to our Ready Team and thanks for all that you do to help those in need!
October 2, 2011
On September 10, 2011, eight members from our Ready Team – Crewmembers who volunteer their time and energy to be trained to provide care and support in emergency situations – were deployed for seven days to support the American Red Cross with numerous shelter operations that were opened up to house residents from the Binghamton, N.Y. area. These residents were forced to flee their homes that were destroyed by raging flood waters following Hurricane Irene. The team provided much-needed physical and emotional support during their 12 hour shifts while always keeping a smile on their faces. We salute our caring Ready Team Crewmembers for going above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need.
June 10, 2011
For the first time in JetBlue history, our Red Cross Ready Team in New York deployed to a city that we don’t fly to last week to support rescue efforts due to flooding in North Dakota. The Missouri River Basin elevation has been rising in North Dakota’s capital city of Bismarck following the melting of a late and unexpected snowstorm, and threatens to chase more than 16,000 residents from their homes. Our six participating Crewmembers – spanning various workgroups – will remain in North Dakota for two weeks, returning on Friday, June 17. They will support the onsite logistics operation.
A big shout-out to our Crewmembers for participating in this very important mission. This speaks volumes to how JetBlue is willing to support our fellow Americans in crisis. Here’s to living the values!