Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Employees volunteering for SCA conservation projects.

Southwest Airlines

As the Official Airline of SCA, Southwest Airlines provides hundreds of airline tickets each year for members, leaders, and staff.  Southwest Airlines believes in giving from the heart to make a positive impact on communities year-round. Their desire to make a difference is part of who Southwest Airlines is as company, one that truly cares. They may be an airline, but they do some of their best work on the ground- and it wouldn’t be possible without their passionate Employees. Bringing people together, inspiring change, and making a positive difference in people’s lives—it’s all part of being a good neighbor.  Southwest Employees join student volunteers at SCA’s service projects across the United States. “Southwest Airlines is a citizen of this planet and with that citizenship, it is our responsibility to set an example and support Environmental Stewardship now and plant the seed for future generations,” said Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Communication and Strategic Outreach.

Southwest Airlines and SCA: Message to the Field, Connect with Community

In February 2014, SCA expanded our partnership with Southwest Airlines to bring SWA employees, friends, and family the chance to restore and beautify local communities across the the nation. Hundreds of employees joined us on the morning of each SWA Message to the Field to give back to the local community. Click on an event below to see photos and learn about the service to the community!

Phoenix: Connection Made

News, Stories & Projects

Perhaps the SCA + SWA team was inspired by the Winter Olympics, because the competitive spirit was certainly at play in Phoenix. The group of Southwest employees gathered 56 bags of trash, for a total of 2,800 gallons of waste removed!

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Southwest Airlines volunteers were out in full force at Charles Frias park in Las Vegas on Wednesday. With warm weather and sunshine, SWA pilots, grounds-ops, accounts staff, and many more were in high spirits and good humor at the third SWA + SCA Connect with the Community day of service. The volunteers cleaned trash from a newly protected area and removed stakes supporting trees. There was excitement with how quickly time flew and the 690 gallons of trash removed.

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The SCA and SWA braved a possible two inches of snow forecasted for later in the afternoon in Atlanta to volunteer in Piedmont Park on Monday, Feb.10.

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SWA and SCA teamed up to kick off the first of six Message to the Field: Connect with the Community service events that will take place across the country. What an amazing start! Southwest Airlines employees, friends and family, along with SCA staff cleared 10 cubic yards of debris, mulched 93 trees, and planted 80 plants including peppermint ginger. The team worked together to beautify the front entrance to Bill Fredrick Park at Turkey Lake, Orlando, FL.

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(WASHINGTON, DC) Feb. 5, 2014 —- The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Southwest Airlines today announced their work together is “nonstop and gaining altitude.” SCA, the national leader in youth service and stewardship, and Southwest, the Official Airline of SCA, have renewed their alliance through 2015.  The two-year extension boosts Southwest’s total support and services for SCA to more than one million dollars.

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