American Airlines thanks customers for donating more than $170,000 to the American Red Cross during our winter campaign. Funds aided the organization’s relief operation to help those affected by powerful storms that swept across the country this winter. The devastating tornados, massive floods, record-breaking snowfalls, crippling power outages and severe icy conditions the storms spawned impacted thousands of lives, inflicting deaths and injuries and destroying homes and businesses.
Along with the support of the airline’s employees and customers, American pledged an immediate $100,000 to the Red Cross to assist those impacted during the severe weather that hit North Texas in December.
“The tornadoes that hit north Texas during the holiday weekend had a tragic impact to our hometown community,” said Joe Taney, American’s vice president – DFW Hub Operations. “With more than 25,000 employees in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, American and its employees stand ready to assist and we encourage our customers to join us by donating to the Red Cross."
The American Red Cross assists those impacted by disaster year-round. Please join us in supporting the ongoing relief efforts of the American Red Cross by making a donation today.
No one knows when a life-altering disaster will hit. But you can be prepared. 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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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.