American activates giving response for those affected by Midwest floods

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:33 PM

As historic flooding continues to inundate the Midwest, American Airlines has activated the airline’s disaster response giving process. As always, team member safety is the first priority, and airline officials are in communication with local leadership to verify the well-being of American team members in the affected areas.

As the floods unfold, the Red Cross is prepared to help in the affected areas. The Red Cross has the infrastructure in place and relationships with local governments to activate immediately and assess critical needs during times of disaster while providing approved relief items. Monetary donations are the best way to assist those in need at this time, which will help provide shelter, food, relief supplies and health services through trained Red Cross personnel who are on the ground in disaster areas.

From now through March 31, AAdvantage members can earn 10 miles for every dollar donated to the Red Cross with a minimum $25 donation. Visit to donate now.

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American is proud to be a $1 million member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and is committed to supporting those impacted by natural disasters. In 2018, American and its customers donated more than $545,000 in cash and in-kind support to help with the California Wildfires and Hurricanes Lane, Florence and Michael.

American 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 preparedness and relief efforts.

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