Delta Air Lines will contribute $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts in Nashville and surrounding areas after devastating tornadoes March 3 that left a path of destruction and significant loss of life.
This contribution is in addition to the $1 million grant to the American Red Cross as an Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) partner. Delta employees and customers are also contributing to the American Red Cross in support of disaster response in the wake of the tornadoes.
“Delta stands in support of the people and communities affected by these devastating tornadoes that struck Nashville and the surrounding areas,” said Tad Hutcheson, Delta’s Managing Director — Community Engagement. “We are grateful to have the ability to contribute to partners like the American Red Cross that specialize in disaster response year-round and can leap into action to provide immediate assistance to those in need.”
Delta provided additional support to the Red Cross through a blood drive at Nashville International Airport. All 54 pints donated will go to patients locally. Delta is the largest corporate donor of blood for the American Red Cross. To find the closest blood drive to you, visit redcrossblood.org.
Delta Customers can support the relief efforts for Nashville by donating through Delta's Customer Microsite, created in partnership with the Red Cross. Donations will go toward immediate relief needs for those affected by these devastating tornadoes.
The American Red Cross is Delta's longest-standing non-profit partner, and the partnership has allowed the airline, its customers and employees to help people in need since 1941.