Airline JetBlue is stepping up in a big way to help victims’ family members of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The company announced that it will provide free flights to family members of people who were impacted during the attack, so that they can travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, WABC-TV reported.
And that’s not all: the airline will also offer ground transportation for free through Lyft.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, and our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones,” JetBlue said in a statement. “This week’s events are felt by all of our 21,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through the Broward County area.”
The company said that it wants to do its part to help South Florida, and has made volunteers available to help book the free air travel as well as ground transportation.
JetBlue will also hold a blood drive in partnership with the Florida Panthers on Feb. 22 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
As Faithwire previously reported, the Parkland community continues to grapple with the aftermath of the shooting at the hands of a former student; the horrific event left at least 17 people dead.
Amid the tragedy and pain, though, there are stories emerging that also reveal heroism and kindness.
Student David Hogg told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that “luckily for the heroic actions of one janitor” he and up to 40 other students’ lives were saved when the janitor ushered them to safety inside of a classroom.
And language arts teacher Melissa Falkowski is being praised as a hero after cramming 19 students into a supply closet as gunshots rang out. Aaron Feis, a football coach at the school, died after reportedly shielding students from bullets as well.
Let’s continue to pray for the victims of this horrific crime.