AMERICAN Airlines (AA) has pledged a US$100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist those hit by tornadoes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where the company is based, AA announced.
American has also activated its customer and employee donation websites to assist the Red Cross with relief efforts throughout the country, the company said.
Customers making donations via the American Airlines dedicated Red Cross website will be awarded AAdvantageR miles; donations can be made by visiting aa.com/redcross.
These are in addition to American's long-standing agreement with the American Red Cross as one of its Annual Disaster Giving Programme Members.
"The tornadoes that hit North Texas during the holiday weekend caused significant damage and impacted thousands of lives," said Joe Taney, American's vice president, DFW hub operations.
"We also thank the 25,000 American Airlines employees in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who have worked throughout the holidays and during this latest round of severe weather to take such good care of our customers," Mr Taney said.
Source : HKSG.