United Airlines Foundation Doubles Donation, Will Now Match Up To $100,000 In
Contributions To Storm Relief
FOUNDATION, CUSTOMERS AND CO-WORKERS HAVE DONATED MORE THAN $100,000 TO
AMERICAN RED CROSS, AMERICARES AND FEEDING AMERICA TO DATE
CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2012
CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that in
response to overwhelming support from customers and co-workers, the United
Airlines Foundation has doubled the amount it will match in donations to
support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts by American Red Cross, AmeriCares and
Feeding America. The United Airlines Foundation will now match up to a total
of $100,000 in donations to these organizations and hopes to generate at least
$200,000 in total contributions.
Customers and co-workers surpassed the United Airlines Foundation's original
commitment to match up to $50,000 in donations within 48 hours.
"We are proud that our customers and co-workers stepped up so quickly to help
those impacted by Superstorm Sandy," said Sonya Y. Jackson, president of the
United Airlines Foundation. "We were able to raise more than $100,000 in
donations from customers, co-workers and the United Airlines Foundation before
we even emailed our customers to encourage support. We're pleased to double
our match grant to further support the important humanitarian efforts of
American Red Cross, AmeriCares and Feeding America."
MileagePlus members can earn bonus miles by making cash donations to these
organizations, and United has committed up tofive million miles for
contributions. MileagePlus members who give a minimum of $50 will receive 250
bonus miles, and those who contribute $100 or more will receive 500 bonus
For more information or to make an eligible donation, visit
www.crowdrise.com/unitedrelief or www.united.com.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,557 flights a day
to 378 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver,
Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and
Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline
in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million
passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first
and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other
airline in North America. United now has 180 airplanes featuring DIRECTV®,
offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the
world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more
than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 25 Airbus A350XWBs
and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. United took delivery of the first two of
five new Dreamliners it expects to receive this year; in total, United has
ordered 50 of the aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline
on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired
Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus
program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is
a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries
via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S.
state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit
united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of
United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE
under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.
Contact: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations,
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