Supporting Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:00 AM

As Hurricane Harvey unfolds, American has activated our disaster response process.

American Airlines has partnered with the Red Cross for many years and is part of a select group of leading corporations that provide the highest level of support to American Red Cross preparedness and relief efforts.

The Red Cross has welcomed more than 28,000 people in shelters and anticipates the number will triple before the end of the weekend.

With the unique ability to activate immediately and assess critical needs during times of disaster, the Red Cross, has the infrastructure in place and relationships with local and foreign governments allowing immediate accessibility to affected areas and approved relief items. 

Donate today.

From August 25, 2017 through September 24, 2017, AAdvantage members can earn 10 miles for every dollar donated to the Red Cross with a minimum $25 donation. 

How your donation helps

The Red Cross is expecting 78,000 people to spend the weekend in a shelter, which will cost the Red Cross nearly $10 million. Here’s how your donation will be used:

  • $20 – Provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. During times of disaster, these prepared meals are served by Red Cross workers at shelters or Red Cross emergency response vehicles driving through neighborhoods.
  • $30 – Covers the cost of a cleanup kit and comfort supplies for a family of 4. These supplies are stored and ready for distribution nationwide.
  • $88 – Covers the cost to support a family of 3 for one day – This service includes providing a day’s worth of food, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus blankets and other essentials to a family in the aftermath of a disaster.
  • $150 – Provides travel, meals and shelter for 1 day for a disaster relief volunteer worker. Workers deploy for 14 day rotations at a minimum.
  • $200 – Provides a full day of food and shelter for a family of 4.