The American Red Cross presented JetBlue with the Corporate Leadership Award at the organization’s annual gala this week. Our COO Rob Maruster accepted the award on behalf of JetBlue, in particular the 500 crewmembers who make up our Ready Team.
Our Ready Team is the largest group in the Greater New York area, and it champions our caring value— crewmembers volunteer to work alongside the Red Cross in response to major disasters. The Ready Team has been deployed to Bismarck, North Dakota to support pending flooding, provided assistance to residents in Binghamton, NY whose homes were destroyed, created valentines for soldiers overseas, and more; just a few examples of how the Ready Team springs into action—often at a moment’s action.
The award recognizes the Ready Team’s efforts, and JetBlue’s support of the American Red Cross. The 500-strong group will grow even larger this year, with approximately 100 crewmembers scheduled to participate in trainings with the American Red Cross.