By the numbers: United Disaster Relief Efforts - United Hub

By the numbers: Customers and employees give $6.1 million towards disaster relief efforts

By United Airlines, September 15, 2017

Despite the devastation, acts of kindness are shining through; from our employees to millions of people across the country contributing to relief efforts, humanity is showing its best self. View the infographic below to see a breakdown of our relief efforts so far. If you'd like to contribute, donations are being accepted until September 30.

Harvey and Irma Relief: By the numbers

(All numbers are for combined relief efforts)

  • $6.1 million grand total in-kind and cash donations from customers & employees
    *includes $1 million from Oscar to United We Care
  • 24 humanitarian and relief flights
  • 500,000 lbs of cargo

    • Food
    • Water
    • Medical
  • 30,000+

    amenity kits

  • 15,000


  • 2,000


  • $2.8 million+ in donations from customers & employees
    *includes United’s $300,000 match
  • $738,182+ raised by employees for United We Care
    +Up to $1 million personal match from Oscar
  • $25,000 donation to Humane Society of the U.S.
  • 4.9 million Charity Miles donated to our disaster relief partners
  • 1,156 displaced employees flown between ORD and IAH
  • 400+ employees flown into IAH to help

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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