Our Hearts Are With You, Oklahoma

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Our Hearts Are With You, Oklahoma

Southwest Airlines lends helping hands to the thousands who suffered losses from the devastating tornado that recently destroyed homes and businesses in Oklahoma, an area which is home, or close to it, for more than 800 fellow Southwest Employees.

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Southwest Employees and All Hands Volunteers Helped Save Wheat Harvest for OK Farmers
For some, they flew 1,187 miles to get here.  Others got in their cars and drove 232 miles.  Southwest Airlines Employees were coming to help people they’d never met.  The widest tornado on record in our nation devastated El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31.  Farmers in this area have about 13,000 acres of wheat fields ready to harvest in just a few weeks.  The wake of...
Jun 18, 2013 2:00 PM ET
Helping the OKC Survivors Regain Hope
By: Peter Meijer, Team Rubicon and USMC Veteran On the television, I watched a live feed of first responders in Moore, Oklahoma, desperately search for children trapped in the ruins of Plaza Towers Elementary School. As night set in, there wasn't a lot of hope to go around. Several children and adults were confirmed dead, with many others still missing. I was in New...
Jun 11, 2013 2:45 PM ET
All Hands Volunteers and Southwest Airlines Employees Team up to Support Tornado Recovery Efforts in Oklahoma
Following the aftermath of the recent devastating tornados in Oklahoma, more than 140 Southwest Airlines Employees joined All Hands Volunteers on Saturday, June 8, to help clear and sort debris scattered in El Reno. Volunteers spent the day removing debris, furniture, and other memorabilia from 200 acres of wheat fields in order to prevent the farmers from losing their harvest.  To...
Jun 10, 2013 5:00 PM ET
All Hands Volunteers and Southwest Help Rebuild Moore, OK
With only a few hours notice, the All Hands Volunteers Launch Team boarded flights aimed for Texas thanks to Southwest Airlines’ donation. Devastating tornadoes leveled the Rancho Brazos community in Granbury, Texas, and All Hands partnered with Habitat For Humanity to organize a rapid response cleanup of the affected area. Upon landing at Dallas Love Field, we walked off the plane to see the...
Jun 6, 2013 3:00 PM ET