This week Southwest Airlines celebrates National Volunteer Week in a big way by issuing a challenge to our 35,000 Employees! In honor of our 40 years of service and our rich history of giving back, Southwest Airlines today launches the 40 Hours for 40 Years volunteer pledge for Employees. For every 40 hours volunteered at a nonprofit by an Employee or group of Employees, Southwest Airlines will donate a complimentary, roundtrip ticket to that organization through its ongoing Tickets for Time program. The Tickets for Time program is Southwest’s way of supporting the causes that are closest to its Employees hearts.
The 40 Hours for 40 Years volunteer pledge is an extra effort by our Company to encourage Employee volunteerism across our system. In a year where we’ll ring in 40 years of service with lots of celebrations and pats on the back; we will also give a big hug to the communities that have given so much to us by getting out there and volunteering. We hope to log more volunteer hours this year than ever before through the 40 Hours for 40 Years Pledge.
There’s a lot more to come this year. We’re excited to amp up our volunteer efforts in every city we serve! Stay tuned this week for more stories of this positive impact of volunteers. For more information about Southwest Airlines community outreach, visit Southwest.com/Citizenship.