Sunday, 23 September 2018

US$600,000 donation from American Airlines for Florence relief

American Airlines has confirmed it will donate $300,000 to its long-time US national partner the American Red Cross and an additional $300,000 to the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to ease the burdens that have been placed upon thousands of Carolinians as Hurricane Florence made landfall last week. The Red Cross donation is possible thanks to the generosity of American’s customers and the company’s corporate giving initiatives.

“American's roots in North Carolina go back 70 years, and we are keenly focused on making sure our fellow Carolinians are well taken care of in this time of need,” said Dec Lee, American’s Vice President of CLT Hub Operations.  

American’s team members across the company are also stepping up to provide much-needed relief and food to hurricane victims. More than 400 team members in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham will partner with Feeding America to assemble 150,000 pounds of food for food banks across the Carolinas, including the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. More than 10,000 team members in Charlotte will also partner with the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to collect food and water to donate to American’s local charity partner Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

“When natural disasters strike and devastate communities, it’s critical that we provide prompt assistance. Feeding America is grateful for the support American Airlines and its team members are providing to families impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Karen Hanner, Vice President of Supply Chain at Feeding America.