Tuesday, 30 October 2018

American Airlines Donates $50,000 to Pittsburgh Community

Leading US air carrier, American Airlines has confirmed it will be donating $25,000 to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and $25,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Our Victims of Terror Fund to support the community in the wake of last Saturday’s horrific shooting that took 11 lives

The airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said, "We were devastated to learn about the senseless act of violence this weekend at the Tree of Life Synagogue. American has been serving the Pennsylvania community for nearly 80 years, and we want to do our part to ensure members of the synagogue and affected Pittsburghers have access to the resources they need to care for those impacted.”

"Despite this terrible tragedy, the outpouring of support from around the world has been truly heartwarming,” said Adam Hertzman, Director of Marketing for the Jewish Federation. “We are so grateful to American Airlines for joining so many people and organisations in reaching out to help the Pittsburgh community in our time of greatest need."

The company also supports the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Centre for Education and Tolerance. Founded in 1984, the museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.

American’s roots in Pennsylvania go back to 1939, when predecessor airline All American Airlines began operating in many small western Pennsylvania communities. Today, American employs nearly 10,000 staff in the state and operates 504 daily departures from eight cities across the state, 47 of which are from Pittsburgh.