More than 8,000 pounds of food sorted. Nearly 5,500 Atlanta-area families fed. This is the positive difference the Atlanta-based Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Employees were able to make recently when we volunteered our time at the Atlanta Food bank. At Southwest Airlines, we give from the heart all year round. And, in the month of April, we celebrate our dedication to sustainability and volunteerism during our “Month of Giving Back.” In addition to the great time we were able to spend with the folks at the Atlanta Food Bank, my Atlanta Co-Hearts also rolled up our sleeves all in the name of defending our Planet. To celebrate Piedmont Park’s 2013 expansion and the opening of our newest Southwest Porch at Park Tavern, we volunteered our time to help with the park’s mulching process. It was so rewarding at the end of the day to see how we helped beautify OUR city! It’s always a joy to work alongside my co-workers, but to give back to our community together makes the moments we spend at our local park even more special. We know that places are the hearts of our communities, so in honor of the Month of Giving Back, we hope that you’ll give a little of your time to keep the heart of your place beating strong. What are your plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week and Earth Day in April? Let us know by commenting below!
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