Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) was named Corporate Partner of the Year by the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross during a virtual awards ceremony held on April 21. The organization gives the award to one corporate partner each year and chose to recognize Spirit’s partnership and contributions for 2020.
Spirit helped the Red Cross continue to deliver on its lifesaving mission last year, which was as vital as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline donated more than $100,000 raised by selling face coverings throughout its route network, with all proceeds going to the organization.
“We are so honored to accept this award and value our ongoing partnership with the American Red Cross,” said Lania Rittenhouse, Vice President of Guest Experience & Brand at Spirit Airlines. “This was an extremely challenging year for everyone in our community. Spirit Airlines and the Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation have worked tirelessly throughout the past year to make sure we are helping our Guests and giving back to our community however we can, especially when it comes to ensuring everyone’s safety.”
Spirit also donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross to support people affected by Hurricane Laura and Nashville’s tornado outbreak in early 2020.
“It’s a privilege to pay tribute to Spirit Airlines for being a loyal supporter of the Red Cross mission especially during challenging times,” said Josett Valdez, CEO for the South Florida Red Cross. “We thank them for their generosity and because of their unwavering support, we name Spirit Airlines as our Corporate Partner of the Year.”
This year is off to a great start at Spirit Airlines. In January, the carrier launched its new Free Spirit loyalty program, which is the fastest way to earn rewards and status.* Spirit is also one of only three U.S. airlines listed on FORTUNE's 2021 list of World's Most Admired® Companies, which measures companies with the strongest reputation within their industries. Spirit also earned "Platinum" status by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety initiative powered by SimpliFlying.
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