Employees help raise $325,000 for Special Olympics - United Hub

Employees help raise $325,000 for Special Olympics

By The Hub team, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

In 2016, in partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Special Olympics Virginia, Washington Dulles based-employees welcomed more than 15,000 visitors to its 24th Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull®, which is a fundraising event that benefits Special Olympics Virginia.

Our team helped the airport blast past last year's fundraising total by $35,000, spurred on by an event that featured 78 plane pull teams, said Washington Dulles based SOC Aircraft Move Team and Vendor Planning Manager Michael Rastelli. "We were joined by members of the military, the police and fire departments, and emergency medical technicians. It was a terrific showing of all the wonderful teams that make the airport work and keep it safe."

Teams competed to see which could pull a United Airbus A320 aircraft the fastest.

Additionally, a United Boeing 777 was on display for the 5K/10K race. About 2,500 runners passed by, some stopping to take pictures alongside the widebody aircraft.

Our Washington Dulles based-employees work with Special Olympics Virginia all year long to ensure its athletes have unique opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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