United Airlines Hosts Online Fundraising and Continues Partnership with Ayuda Foundation
for Typhoon Soudelor Relief in Saipan
GUAM, August 14, 2015 – United Airlines today announced an online fundraising initiative to provide relief to victims of Typhoon Soudelor on Saipan. The airline is also purchasing emergency medical kits with medicines and supplies for 10,000 Saipan residents for up to 90 days which with the Ayuda Foundation will distribute at the Commonwealth Health Center of Saipan.
United has started an online fundraiser for Saipan relief via Crowdrise at www.crowdrise.com/unitedtyphoonsoudelorrelief. The campaign is open to the public and all MileagePlus members. MileagePlus members who donate a minimum of US$50 will receive a one-time mileage bonus of 250 miles and can receive up to a maximum of 1,000 miles as follows. United is ready to offer up to a total of 1,000,000 miles.
One-time mileage bonus
$50 – 99
$100 – 249
$250 or more
Sam Shinohara, United’s managing director Guam, Micronesia and Manila, said: “United is proud to continue our partnership with Ayuda Foundation in our efforts to assist the people of Saipan as they recover from the devastation of Typhoon Soudelor. We thank all of our employees and customers for their compassion and support for the recovery efforts in Saipan.”
Carlotta Leon-Guerrero, Ayuda Foundation’s Executive Director, said: “Ayuda Foundation has partnered with United Airlines for nearly 20 years throughout Micronesia. Ayuda Foundation, through its partnership with United and its customers, has helped to transport more than 1,000 patients from Guam to other destinations for medical treatment. Ayuda Foundation’s mission is to deliver medical, human services and developmental assistance throughout the Pacific region.”
Extra Flights Assist Recovery Efforts
Following Typhoon Soudelor, United immediately started operating extra flights between Guam and Saipan with Boeing 737-800 aircraft to enable affected Cape Air passengers to complete their travel to and from Saipan and to accommodate customers involved in disaster recovery efforts.
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