SEATTLE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts in Oso, Wash., following the devastating mudslide Saturday that killed at least 14 people and left dozens missing.
Donations will be used to help the Red Cross with search and rescue and disaster relief in the communities of Oso, Arlington and Darrington, located about 55 miles northeast of Seattle.
Alaska Airlines is also urging employees who would like to help people affected by the Oso mudslide to donate to the Red Cross. Up to $25,000 in employee donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the airline.
"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the residents of the Oso, Arlington and Darrington areas," said Andy Schneider, vice president of inflight services and American Red Cross board member. "On behalf of our 6,680 Washington-based employees from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, we pledge our support in the days and months to come and stand ready to help."
People seeking to assist in the Oso relief efforts are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Red Cross directly at Redcross.org.
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SOURCE Alaska Airlines