United Airlines has announced a donation of USD 165,000 to three funds that offer assistance to those impacted by the California wildfires, the company said.
The airline is offering donations to: Center for Disaster Philanthropy´s 2019 California Wildfires Recovery Fund, Community Foundation of Sonoma County´s Resilience Fund and California Community Foundation´s Wildfire Relief Fund. The funds will provide immediate assistance to those impacted, along with long-term health services and housing solutions.
In addition to supporting these funds, United is working with the American Red Cross to provide approximately 5,000 blankets to shelters across the state of California. Today´s announcement builds on United´s continued commitment to California and recent campaigns to aid in response to wildfires and other disasters. United has strong partnerships with the American Red Cross, the California State Fire Foundation (Cal Fire) and the California State Parks Foundation to support California year-round, not just when disasters strike.
United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.