Thursday, April 5, 2012

Partnerships Run Deep in Texas

Written by Rusty Surrette

Southwest Airlines donated thousands of snacks today that were immediately loaded on trucks to be handed out at shelters and in communities impacted by the tornadoes in Texas.

"We're a proud supporter of the Red Cross and the work that they do, and we're happy to help out," said Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Marylee McInnis. "We think that this is very important that we give back to our community."

Following a disaster, Red Cross volunteers work around the clock to open shelters and provide food to affected families. In the middle of chaos and disaster, something as simple as a cup of coffee or a bag of pretzels can provide a sense of comfort and normalcy to those who have lost everything. 

We work with our partners and supporters - before, during and after a disaster - to keep snacks, beverages, blankets, cleaning supplies, tarps and other essential items stocked, positioned in warehouses around the nation, ready to go at a moments notice.

When you make a donation to the Red Cross, you're not only supporting our mission of helping families, but you're also giving us the opportunity to prepare for the next tornado, fire or flood.

If you would like to become a supporter of the Red Cross, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit today.

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