Compass Airlines is more than just a company. We’re a family, and we look out for one another. When a member of our Compass family was seriously injured recently, his fellow employees sprang into action to raise money for his medical expenses.
Lonnell Johnson is a maintenance contractor at our Los Angeles maintenance facility. Recently, he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, breaking his neck, both ankles, his pelvis, and his left hand. Lonnell’s daughter was a passenger on the motorcycle, but fortunately escaped with only minimal injuries. Thankfully, Lonnell is now back home recuperating, and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
However, Lonnell’s medical bills following his accident were extensive. To help Lonnell with his expenses, Compass Tech Ops Regulatory Compliance Manager Dan Sackett organized a spaghetti fundraiser and collected donations on his behalf.
The fundraiser, which was held at the Delta Air Lines Woolman Café in Minneapolis, was a big success, and raised a total of $503.00. Compass employees weren’t the only ones who donated this this great cause – employees from our mainline partner, Delta Air Lines, also chipped in, as well as employees of Minneapolis-based Endeavor Air.
“Some of the people who attended the fundraiser or donated money had never even met Lonnell, but were moved by his situation,” Dan said. “It was great to see everyone come together for a good cause.”
Contributing to the fundraiser’s success were Maintenance Control Administration Assistant Michele O’Brien, Technical Publications Coordinator Carol Johnson, and Aircraft Records Supervisor Sandy Hall, who each volunteered to serve spaghetti to attendees.
In addition to the spaghetti fundraiser, Compass mechanic David Parker also set up a GoFundMe page for Lonnell’s expenses, which numerous employees have donated to.
The kindness and generosity of the Compass team is truly remarkable!