Listen Now: Volunteering for Travel
Recently Jet Blue held its annual “Jet Blue for Good Month” competition. People who have recently spent time volunteering were able to enter the contest at pop-up kiosks in New York or LA by filling out a survey about why they do community service. Now in just a couple of days Jet Blue will notify 22 of them that they have been selected for the grand prize; a trip to Texas, Jamaica or the Bahamas.
Once there the winners will help create libraries in low literacy areas, rebuild a community center or nurse the local wildlife back to health. The company will cover all transportation, accommodations and meal costs.
The company says Jet Blue for Good Month was created to celebrate all the way its employees give back year round and it wanted to encourage customers to do the same. You’re encouraged to give back out of the goodness of your heart but the idea of a free trip doesn’t hurt either.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.