Delta Donates $100,000 to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
NEW YORK and ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2012
NEW YORKand ATLANTA, Nov.1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Delta Air Lines, through
the Delta Air Lines Foundation, today announced a $100,000 gift to the
American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
This donation is in addition to Delta's long-standing agreement with the
American Red Cross to provide complimentary cargo and passenger capacity, if
needed, to help move relief supplies and workers to and from disaster areas
around the world.
"New York and the Northeast part of the country are a core part of our global
network, and we are committed to finding ways to help those in need following
this devastating hurricane," said Gail Grimmett, Delta's senior vice president
– New York. "Delta's more than 7,000 employees in New York, backed by the
support of our 80,000 worldwide, are rallying to make a difference and help
rebuild our communities."
In addition, Delta customers can donate SkyMiles to the American Red Cross
through Delta's SkyWish program. Delta actively supports this and other
charities in enabling the donation of miles to help support worthy causes.
Delta Air Lines has been a frequent supporter of the Red Cross through
financial donations and blood drives. Delta employees are the largest blood
donor in the Southeastern U.S. The Red Cross often moves volunteers to the
scene of disasters using donated SkyMiles, and Delta employees have
volunteered for the Red Cross in the wake of many large disasters.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the
past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of
Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by
PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel
News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel
Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading
global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to
nearly 314 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in
Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline
fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global
alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint
venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance
partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in
Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New
York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and
Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier
program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning
BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide.
Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and
global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in
the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding
passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines
Contact: Delta Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554
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