United Airlines has announced it will partner with AmeriCares, the American Red Cross and Operation USA to help raise funds for the tens of thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Chicago-based United (NYSE: UAL) also said it will offer customers a gift of bonus MileagePlus miles if they donate funds to the relief effort.
The United Airlines Foundation will donate up to $50,000 to match donations to the carrier’s partner organizations involved in Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
MileagePlus members who donate between $50 and $99 dollars will receive a 250-mile bonus. Those who contribute $100 to $249 will receive a 500-mile bonus, while members who give more than $250 will get 1,000 bonus miles. United said it will make available up to 5 million bonus miles for the Philippines relief effort.
Said Mark Anderson, United’s senior vice president of corporate and government affairs: “Our hearts go out to the people in the Philippines as they recover from this devastation. In difficult times like these, our employees and customers always show their generosity.”
Source: Lewis Lazare, Reporter-Chicago Business Journal