Delta Air Lines will contribute $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Haiti following a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on August 14.
The affected region is home to more than 800,000 people. This donation enables the global Red Cross network in its efforts helping families impacted by the earthquake. The Haitian Red Cross with the support of the global Red Cross Red Crescent network are leading efforts to aid families, including providing first aid and helping with search and rescue efforts.
This contribution is in addition to the $1 million grant to the American Red Cross as an Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) partner.
"Delta stands in support of the people affected by this devastating earthquake that struck Haiti," said Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director of Community Engagement. "We are grateful to have partners like the American Red Cross who specialize in disaster response year-round and can help provide immediate assistance to those in need."
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 around the world since 1941. For more information on the services of the Red Cross, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org.
[Source: Delta Air Lines]