CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines reaffirms its commitment to lifting up communities in need, launching a Crowdrise fundraising campaign for those affected in the U.S. and around the world by hurricane and typhoon season.
United is expanding its disaster relief contributions by launching a Crowdrise fundraising campaign to support those affected by Hurricane Florence, Typhoon Mangkhut, flooding in Western Japan, wildfires in California and other disasters. Donations will support the airline's relief partners that provide assistance in the U.S. and internationally: AirLink, American Red Cross, Feeding America, Americares, and Global Giving. United will match the first $50,000 raised and provide up to a total of 5 million bonus miles to give to individuals who make donations of $50 or more.
"Launching this campaign follows the success United found last year, raising more than $3 million to support individuals impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria," said Community Affairs Vice President Sharon Grant. "United is excited to invite our generous customers, employees and MileagePlus members to once again support communities in need of relief."
Throughout the Crowdrise campaign, United will work directly with its partner organizations and engage with community leaderships to properly address disaster impact and provide assistance to rebuild affected communities. The online platform is currently scheduled to be available for donations through Oct. 31. As the level of impact on affected communities develops, United continues to monitor assistance to customers and communities around the world in need.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 757 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 551 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".
SOURCE United Airlines