– 12 years to the day since Katrina hit Louisiana
“Katrina responders from Puget Sound headed to Harvey”
“World Vision, based in Federal Way, has already sent one truck down to Texas to help victims of Harvey. They are planning to send more resources in the days to come,” by Alex Rozier, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– Even though both Houston airports are closed to passengers:
Delta Airlines operated a relief flight of supplies from Atlanta yesterday.
United Airlines, Houston’s largest airline did the same with wide-body 777s & 767s.
American (from Intercontinental Airport) and Southwest (from Hobby Airport) have been shuttling stranded passengers and evacuees to Dallas and Austin.
– Houston’s largest hub operator United Airlines suggests supporting these organizations:
Our thoughts go out to all affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please join us in supporting our humanitarian aid and disaster relief partners – Airlink, American Red Cross, Americares, Greater Houston Community Foundation and OperationUSA – as they provide critical aid to those impacted. If you choose to contribute, United® will reward your generosity with MileagePlus® bonus miles:
■ Donate $50–$99 and earn 250 bonus miles
■ Donate $100–$249 and earn 500 bonus miles
■ Donate $250 or more and earn 1,000 bonus miles
We will award a total of up to three million bonus miles to MileagePlus members who contribute to these organizations by September 15, 2017. In addition, United will match the first $200,000 donated to our campaign. Thank you for your support. Donate Now.
– “Delta partners with American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey”
“Delta customers can support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey by donating through Delta’s Customer Microsite created in partnership with the American Red Cross. Donations made through the site will go toward immediate relief needs. Customers are also able to donate miles to the American Red Cross through SkyWish, the charitable arm of Delta’s SkyMiles frequent flyer program,” by Judy Graham-Weaver, Delta Airlines News-Hub.
– American Airlines “Supporting Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey”
“As Hurricane Harvey unfolds, American has activated our disaster response process.
American Airlines has partnered with the Red Cross for many years and is part of a select group of leading corporations that provide the highest level of support to American Red Cross preparedness and relief efforts,” from the American Airlines Newsroom.
– “Stretching your Harvey donation dollars: 5 tips”
By David Campbell, Binghamton University SUNY/The Conversation, via KING-5 TV News, Seattle.