JetBlue Recognized for its Role in Orlando Shooting Aftermath
SAN JUAN – The president of the San Juan municipal legislature, Marco Rigau, emphasized Saturday the “solidarity shown by management and the employees of JetBlue” at a time when members the LGBTT community and their families were suffering as a result of the massacre carried out at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
The presentation of a resolution in recognition of JetBlue’s actions after the June 12 tragedy was followed by a ceremony celebrated on the floor of the municipal legislature in which it was noted that the company offered free seats, to and from Orlando, for the immediate family and partners of those killed or injured.
In addition, additional resources were activated to provide assistance to JetBlue crew members who were directly affected by the tragic event. JetBlue also made a $100,000 donation to OneOrlando, a nonprofit organization created to assist victims of the attack.
The recognition was received by JetBlue General Manager Héctor Camacho and María Natal on behalf of the airline.
The resolution in recognition of the airline was filed by Congresswoman Yvette Del Valle Soto, who was joined by lawmakers Ada Álvarez Conde, Carlos Ávila Pacheco, Rolance Chavier-Roper, Sara de la Vega Ramos, Javier Gutiérrez Aymat, Ángel Ortiz Guzmán, Antonia Pons Figueroa, Iván Puig Oliver, Marco Rigau, Aníbal Rodríguez Santos, José Rosario Cruz, Elba Vallés Pérez and Jimmy Zorrilla.