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Support flood relief efforts

The American Red Cross is mounting a massive relief operation across the Virginias and Carolinas following devastating floods that have impacted tens of thousands of lives, washing away hundreds of homes.

Please join us in supporting the ongoing life-saving mission and relief efforts of the American Red Cross by making a donation. Through November 15, donations of $50 are eligible for a 250 AAdvantage ® mileage incentive and donations of more than $100 are eligible for a 500 mileage incentive.


Hardest hit is South Carolina who is experiencing a thousand-year flood, meaning that a flood of this level occurs on any given year in a thousand year span. Charleston recorded the wettest October in history by the 5th of the month beating its previous record of 11.59 inches in 1959. Current rain predictions expect 8 to 12 more inches over next few days.

As shelters are open and plans to assess damage are underway, the Red Cross is in need of additional volunteers to join its workforce in the areas of Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and the Upstate.

“We are helping families across South Carolina that are in need of shelter, disaster relief and comfort,” said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in South Carolina. “We are also welcoming members of the community who want to help to join us as Red Cross disaster volunteers.”

This effort joins a response on the west coast, where the Western wildfires have burned thousands of acres and destroyed hundreds of homes.


Red Cross emergency app

Download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to expert advice on what to do right before, during and after 14 different types of emergencies and disasters, including floods, The app contains weather alerts, lifesaving information and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices, Users can customize more than 35 emergency alerts based on their location and where their loved ones live.

The free Emergency App is available in app stores for smartphones and tablets by searching for the American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/apps.


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  • Members will earn a one-time bonus up to 500 AAdvantage miles.
  • Promotion dates are 10/5/2015 through 11/15/2015.
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