Delta Contributes Additional $500K for Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief

Sep 20, 2018

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In the run-up to Hurricane Florence making landfall in the Carolinas, Delta joined American Airlines in donating $1 million to the American Red Cross. Now that both states are reeling from its impact, Delta Air Lines is contributing another $500,000 to aid in the relief efforts. Delta employees and customers are also contributing to the Red Cross in support of disaster response in the wake of the catastrophic flooding caused by Florence.

My home happens to be mere miles from some of the most publicized devastation. The flooding depicted below isn’t an isolated case. Entire counties are still struggling now that rivers are cresting, and both the physical cleanup and the mental healing will take time. Many evacuees in towns like Wilmington, NC still aren’t able to return home, and those who do may face homes that will never again be habitable.

Airports in Jacksonville, NC (OAJ), New Bern, NC (EWN) and Wilmington, NC (ILM) were offline for days, with Delta and other airlines just now returning to a standard schedule. For its part, Delta has supported the affected airports, sending food, water, generators and other equipment to aid recovery efforts.

Tad Hutcheson, Delta’s managing director of community engagement, said the following: “Delta stands in support of the people affected by Hurricane Florence. We are grateful to have partners like the American Red Cross and to be able to contribute to experts that specialize in disaster response year-round and can help provide immediate assistance to those in need.”

For those looking to contribute to relief efforts, American frequently offers a generous 10x AAdvantage miles bonus for donations toward disaster relief, and its Hurricane Florence partnership with the American Red Cross is no exception. Donors will receive 10x AAdvantage miles for a minimum donation to the American Red Cross through this link through September 21. The miles will be deposited into your AAdvantage mileage account 30 to 45 business days after the payment is made. We’ve also created a guide rounding up the best ways to support, from opening your home with Airbnb to donating hotel points.

Featured image courtesy of Daniel Cima/American Red Cross.

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