A Puerto Rico evacuee's reunion with her daughter - United Hub

A Puerto Rico evacuee's reunion with her daughter

By The Hub team, October 11, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, we sent a relief flight to deliver more than 300 skilled workers and 35,000 pounds of essential supplies to the people of hard-hit Puerto Rico.

The return flight reunited nearly 250 evacuees with family and loved ones. Among the passengers on that flight was 67-year-old Berta Cuadra, who lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Confined to a wheelchair as a result of childhood polio, Berta had been stranded in her 2 nd floor apartment with limited access to electricity and water and unable to communicate with her family back in Chicago. "For days we weren't able to reach her or get in touch with her, " said her daughter, Jessica Hernandez. With tears of gratitude, Jessica greeted her mother upon her arrival at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

"I'm convinced that my mom has angels looking after her throughout this whole event because it is incredible how people have just really stepped up to help each other. I am so grateful to United for giving our family this opportunity to reconnect and get together," said Jessica.

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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