Employees at the Jeppesen Montreal office are teaming up to assist the homeless members of their community as cold weather approaches. Their efforts will support The Old Brewery Mission. This organization began as a soup kitchen in 1889, but now offers four levels of services for the homeless population; emergency, transition, housing and special services for women.
Jeppesen employees opened their hearts and wallets to support the victims of the disastrous flooding that affected Colorado in early September. Thankfully, none of our employees or Boeing colleagues suffered any serious injuries and no significant damage occurred at our office locations due to the record-breaking rainfall. But the flash floods destroyed more than 1,500 homes, damaged hundreds of miles of roads and infrastructure and cost upwards of a billion dollars by some estimates.
Whether it’s the desire to share our passion for flight, or the need to show compassion for our community, the Challenge Air program for kids and friends provides Jeppesen an opportunity to give back to others in a rather exceptional way. Challenge Air Fly Day, held at Centennial Airport in September, allowed 70 special needs children and youth to experience the thrill of flight with free 30-minute airplane rides flown by a group of local volunteer pilots, including members of Jeppesen Employee Flying Association (JEFA).
In addition to monetary donations to non-profit organizations, Jeppesen provides our products and services to aviation-related groups every year.
Do Jeppesen employees really enjoy playing tug-of-war with jumbo jets? Apparently so. Eleven teams from the Denver office pulled a FedEx Boeing 757 in early August and several weeks ago, the Montreal team pulled an Air Canada Boeing 767. While pulling airplanes is a great way to have fun, the real purpose of this show of strength is to benefit Special Olympics.