FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and American Eagle are partnering with the American Red Cross to aid people affected by Hurricane Sandy, which recently struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States with heavy rains, damaging winds and extensive flooding, and leaving millions without electricity and destroying many homes. Members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program can support relief efforts by donating to the American Red Cross to help provide victims with shelter, food and other assistance.
Through Nov. 30, 2012, AAdvantage members will earn a one-time award of 250 AAdvantage miles for a minimum donation of $50, or 500 AAdvantage miles for a donation of $100 or more to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
"With the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, help is urgently needed," said Bernie Willett, American's Director – Community Programs. "We invite our customers to join us in supporting the American Red Cross to provide much-needed assistance to the victims of this superstorm."
Numerous trained Red Cross disaster workers have mobilized to distribute meals and relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. By donating to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, American Airlines customers can support people who have been stricken by the storm as they begin to recover and rebuild.
For more information or to donate, please visit AA.com/JoinUs.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle® and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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