United Airlines launches Crowdrise campaign to support disaster relief efforts

United Airlines has launched a Crowdrise funding campaign for those affected by hurricane and typhoon season, the company said.

United is expanding its disaster relief contributions by launching a Crowdrise fundraising campaign to support those affected by Hurricane Florence, Typhoon Mangkhut, flooding in Western Japan, wildfires in California and other disasters.

Donations will support the airline´s relief partners that provide assistance in the US and internationally: AirLink, American Red Cross, Feeding America, Americares, and Global Giving. United will match the first USD 50,000 raised and provide up to a total of 5 million bonus miles to give to individuals who make donations of USD 50 or more.

Throughout the Crowdrise campaign, United will work directly with its partner organizations and engage with community leaderships to properly address disaster impact and provide assistance to rebuild affected communities. The online platform is currently scheduled to be available for donations through Oct. 31.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.