American’s 2015 Disaster Relief Awareness campaign raised more than $95,000 to support the American Red Cross in their mission help others adversely affected by disasters. Throughout March, April and May, American promoted personal disaster preparedness and raised funds for the Red Cross through mileage incentives, public announcements and more. On April 25, a devastating earthquake in Nepal put a human face on the urgency and importance of this mission.
American extended the campaign to include relief efforts and raised $37,017 specifically for Nepal. Another $58,931 was earmarked to support various stateside efforts. These funds would go to work immediately, alleviating suffering and bringing hope as only the Red Cross can.
All this was made possible because American, our employees and customers and the Red Cross worked together toward a common cause — to offer aid in times of disaster and destruction. When our employees’ efforts combine with the genereous hearts of customers, we see first hand the power of giving and the difference it makes.
American's History with American Red Cross
American Red Cross deployed more than 15,000 volunteers to aid disaster victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy, a destructive and deadly hurricane that hit the Atlantic coast in 2012.
Red Cross volunteer Eilene Guy comforts Maria Pennell, who lost her home by the destruction caused by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. Maria’s six children, including Maryulite Ruiz (rear) and Emily Pennell, were safe with her in a Red Cross shelter. Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross.
American Airlines employees and customers helped raise more than $1.7 million to help aid those affected by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Be prepared, be Red Cross ready in your own home
Are you prepared if a disaster hit in your hometown? Here is some information and a few tips from American Red Cross to help you get ready. For more information on how you can get Red Cross ready, visit arcbrcr.org.
Terms & Conditions:
Miles of Hope Terms and Conditions:
- Offer valid on contributions made online at www.redcross.org/cm/americanairlines-pub.
- Minimum donation of $50 required in order to earn AAdvantage bonus miles.
- Members will earn a one time bonus up to 500 AAdvantage miles.
- Promotion dates are April 1-30, 2015.
- AAdvantage miles will post to the member’s AAdvantage account approximately 21 days after the donation was made. Please check your AAdvantage account on aa.com to verify the AAdvantage miles have posted to your account.
- The name on the donation receipt must match the name on the AAdvantage account.
- You must be an AAdvantage member to receive the bonus miles.
- AAdvantage bonus miles do not count toward elite-status qualification.
- American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program at any time without notice.
- American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies.
- For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit aa.com/aadvantage.
- The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position.
- For more information about the Red Cross, please visit redcross.org.
- Minimum donation of 1,000 miles required. Members who have an available balance of less than 1,000 miles may donate their entire balance. Your donation is not tax deductible.
- Processing can take up to 48 hours. American Airlines reserves the right to determine the final use of miles within the guidelines of the Miles For Kids In Need, Miles of Hope and Miles for All Who Serve programs.