Delta Air Lines is contributing $250,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Ida relief to support those impacted by the storm. 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 devastation from Ida.
Delta customers can support the relief efforts 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 this devastating storm.
The American Red Cross is Delta's longest-standing nonprofit partner, and the partnership has allowed the airline, its customers and employees to help people in need around the world since 1941. Delta is the No. 1 corporate sponsor of blood drives in the country with the Red Cross, and blood is always needed in the wake of a disaster. To find a blood drive near you, visit the American Red Cross blood donation site.
Customers also can donate miles to the American Red Cross through SkyWish, the charitable arm of Delta's SkyMiles frequent flyer program, which allows Delta and its SkyMiles Members to donate miles to charitable organizations worldwide.
Hurricane Ida relief efforts are happening as Delta continues to operate flights in support of the federal government’s activation of a Civil Reserve Air Fleet in response to the situation in Afghanistan. Below is a look at how Delta is helping evacuees, and what customers can do to help.
Afghanistan Evacuees: How Delta Cargo is Helping
To help evacuees from Afghanistan, Delta Cargo has moved 40,000 pounds of comfort kits and blankets from an American Red Cross warehouse in the U.S. to military installations overseas.
Separately, Delta Cargo has further supported the Civil Reserve Air Fleet missions by shipping an additional 21,000 pounds of supplies for provisioning flights and other relief supplies.
Miles4Migrants: How to Donate Miles to Help Afghan Evacuees
SkyMiles is partnering with Miles4Migrants to support their mission to help refugee community members – including Afghan evacuees – reach safe homes.
Now through Sept. 30, Delta will match up to 10 million miles donated through this page. Customers can select the mileage amount they would like to donate, and all miles will be used to help fund Delta flights for refugees in need of airfare to relocate and reunite families around the world.