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Our disaster relief efforts go further, thanks to the Humane Society

By The Hub team, November 28, 2017

With a historic tropical storm, two major hurricanes, an unprecedented earthquake and blazing wildfires, August and September dealt us many catastrophic natural disasters, one after the other. Hundreds of thousands of people, including many United employees and their friends and families, were impacted by these events. Though people weren't the only victims, many animals also faced extraordinary hardships in the aftermath of the devastations.

Rescuers saving animals from the flooding in Houston due to Harvey

Through our fundraising efforts and thanks to the generous donations we received from our customers and employees, we have raised more than $3 million to support our many charitable partners, who continue to provide humanitarian aid and participate in disaster relief efforts to those impacted by all of these natural disasters. One of the many beneficiaries of United's disaster relief support was the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), including its international affiliate, Humane Society International (HSI).

We donated $25,000 directly to HSUS and our online fundraising campaign raised more than $65,000 for HSI, thanks again to the donations from our customers and employees. The donated funds, totaling more than $90,000, helped provide crucial aid to thousands of suffering animals impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquake in Mexico City on Sept. 19.

Our fundraising efforts were just one of the many ways we were providing aid to those impacted by the multiple natural disasters. We flew multiple relief flights to deliver food, water, amenities and medical supplies to those affected by Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Harvey. Additionally our relief efforts included transporting people and animals from areas affected to safer locations.

Rescued an owl after Hurricane Irma

Through these efforts, so far, more than 15,000 animals have been assisted, 4,000 transported to safety, and more than 250,000 pounds of humanitarian and animal supplies have been provided to areas in need.

"We are truly grateful for United's support!" said HSUS Senior Manager of Corporate Giving Hillary Hutchens. "It's been a crazy time for us, and we could not do all that we were able to do without the generosity of supporters like you."

There are many animals still in need, and HSUS and HSI continue to partner with their Emergency Placement Partners to find new homes for rescued animals. To find out more or to help support their efforts, please visit The Humane Society's website.

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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