Connecting Orlando survivors and victims’ families to once-in-a-lifetime tribute - United Hub

Connecting Orlando survivors and victims’ families to once-in-a-lifetime tribute

By The Hub team, July 12, 2016

The TODAY show hosted Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who performed their newly released song, “Love Make the World Go Round" on Monday, July 11th.

The single is a tribute to those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting with sales benefiting survivors of the tragedy. To ensure those who were most deeply impacted by this tragic event could be in the audience, United flew more than 50 survivors and family members of the victims to New York to attend the concert.

In addition, ten employees from our Special Assistance Team were flown to New York this weekend to attend the concert, as recognition for their assistance in coordinating travel for the victims' family members. The Special Assistance Team even greeted the survivors and families from Orlando as they arrived at the airport.

“Being a part of this team showed me what United stands for," said Special Assistance Team Lead Traci Houck. “I am beyond proud to work for this company. We are all part of a corporate family that does the right thing in tragic circumstances. The members of this team came together as strangers but left Orlando 'United.'"

Several hundred people joined the survivors and family members around the stage outside of NBC studios in Rockefeller Center, waving rainbow-colored flags in a show of solidarity with the LGBTA community in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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