ATLANTA, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Air Lines Foundation has donated $50,000 to support the efforts of charitable and nonprofit organizations that offer educational and wellness programs and provide assistance to those in need in South Dakota. The Foundation's giving benefits organizations in cities Delta serves including Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.
Recipient organizations include local chapters of The American Red Cross; the YMCA and EmBe; Junior Achievement; the United Way; Feeding South Dakota and Farm Rescue.
"Giving back to the communities where Delta people work and live is a core tenet of the Delta culture," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president – Community Affairs for Delta Air Lines. "Delta has a long history of serving South Dakota and its residents, and we are fortunate to be in a position to help advance the missions of these worthwhile institutions."
The Delta Air Lines Foundation is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1968 to enhance Delta's charitable giving. The Foundation is focused on the key areas of health and wellness, arts and culture, education and diversity and contributions are unrestricted, allowing recipients to use funds where they are needed the most.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 314 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines