Southwest Employees and All Hands Volunteers Helped Save Wheat Harvest for OK Farmers

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3BLMedia/ Corporate Social Responsibility/ Disaster Relief - For some, they flew 1,187 miles to get here. Others got in their cars and drove 232 miles. Southwest Airlines Employees were coming to help people they’d never met. The widest tornado on record in our nation devastated El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31. Farmers in this area have about 13,000 acres of wheat fields ready to harvest in just a few weeks. The wake of this storm left them wondering how they would maintain their livelihood when they looked out and saw air conditioning units and other debris the storm flung onto their land. With metal in the wheat fields, the farmers can’t harvest, which means no paycheck to put food on the table. And, if they risk it, running over a piece of metal could cost a farmer $4,000 to replace a tractor tire.

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