This month, Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States, marking the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The catastrophic storm caused devastating damage and severe flooding to the Carolinas, impacting millions of people and their property.
U.S. airlines worked with passengers prior to the storm’s landfall to rebook flights and issue waivers for affected travelers. Once the storm had passed, airlines worked to resume normal operations as quickly as possible and enacted special programs and partnerships to provide relief to everyone affected by Hurricane Florence.
UPS announced a $1 million commitment to Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, through cash grants, transportation and technical expertise. The UPS Foundation is committed to providing both urgent relief as well as long-term needs like financial assistance and rebuilding projects.
— The UPS Foundation (@UPS_Foundation) September 17, 2018
American Airlines is a proud supporter of the American Red Cross, donating $600,000 and 150,000 pounds of food to the organization following Hurricane Florence. The airline is also rewarding passengers who donate to the Red Cross’ disaster relief in the Carolinas, offering 10 miles for every dollar donated.
We’ve activated our @RedCross disaster response fundraising platform so you can help those affected by #HurricaneFlorence. Now through Sept. 21, you’ll earn 10 miles for every dollar on donations of $25 or more. https://t.co/yIkOtb2sqC pic.twitter.com/W86r0cijAy
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) September 13, 2018
JetBlue is proud of its East Coast roots and works closely with the American Red Cross and Americares, encouraging passengers to donate TrueBlue points to help those in need following devastating events like Hurricane Florence.
Use your TrueBlue points to contribute to the charity of your choice! When you choose to donate points, they’ll go directly to the charity for their use. All donations to TrueBlue charities are not tax deductible for TrueBlue members or JetBlue. Here’s how it works:
After Hurricane Florence made landfall, United Airlines immediately jumped into action and is still continuing to work in the aftermath of the storm, partnering with the American Red Cross, Airlink, Americares, Feeding America and Global Giving.
Please join United and our partners in supporting those impacted by Hurricane Florence, Typhoon Mangkhut & other disasters.
— United Airlines (@united) September 20, 2018
As part of FedEx’s ‘Delivering for Good’ initiative, the cargo carrier works to provide relief following natural disasters like Hurricane Florence. To support those affected by Florence, as well as Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Southern China, FedEx has pledged to donate $1 million in aid and is working alongside disaster relief organizations to provide assistance to those in need.
Southwest works closely with the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, All Hands Volunteers, Americares, Toolbank USA and other disaster relief organizations. For more information on how Southwest prepares ahead of hurricanes and other storms, read the article below.
Alaska Airlines is committed to serving local communities and for the past 5 years, the airline has donated more than $45 million to communities in need. The Alaska Airlines Charity Miles Pool is a unique program used to support local charities involved with disaster relief efforts, as well as transportation for volunteers and medical responders.
Submit your online request any time during the year. Please be sure your request is submitted a minimum of six weeks prior to the event or print deadline for the event’s promotional materials; Use our online application to: Request corporate contributions (Fundraisers/Sponsorships) Request a grant from the Alaska Airlines Foundation Request an executive for a speaking engagement Apply now”This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines.”
Hawaiian Airlines is proud partners with Airlink and the American Red Cross and through their HawaiianMiles donation program, will match up to 500,000 miles for participating charities, including disaster relief organizations.
You may donate your HawaiianMiles to any participating charity. At the end of the year, we will match up to a half-million miles to each participating charity. Your donation of miles supports these non-profit organizations in fulfilling their services to Hawaii communities. Mahalo for your support!