American Airlines Raises $2 Million to Support Red Cross Coronavirus Pandemic Work

By Paul Riegler on 7 April 2020
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American Airlines said it has raised over $2 million for the American Red Cross to support that organization’s Covid-19 relief effort.

The airline is offering members of its AAdvantage frequent-flyer program ten miles for every dollar they donate. The program is in effect through the end of the month.

Over one million dollars was raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.

“Through the support of our AAdvantage members the American Airlines microsite, in partnership with Red Cross, had the highest performing day ever for any Red Cross microsite,” said Don Herring, the organization’s chief development officer.

In addition to the fund-raising campaign, American is donating miles to the organization that can be used by its staff and volunteers who need to travel to support the organization’s work.

“This virus is affecting many people, but we know that assisting the Red Cross will help give people access to trained staff and volunteers who can assist with mass care, health and mental health services, immediate disaster relief, as well as support the nation’s blood supply,” said Ron DeFeo, the airline’s senior vice president for global engagement.

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