American Airlines Initiatives Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

13th Jan 2005

American Airlines
today announced it is developing a series of initiatives to assist the
international tsunami relief efforts now underway in South Asia, including
launching immediate efforts to bring in donations to the American Red
Cross and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
(UNICEF.) “Our employees’ response to help in a time of great need comes from a
genuine desire to make a personal and corporate difference in bettering
the lives of people,” said Jeff Brundage, American’s Senior Vice
President-Human Resources. “The devastation and personal suffering brought
about by this catastrophic event impacts every country throughout the
world, directly or indirectly. Our prayers and sympathies go out to all
those affected by this terrible tragedy.”

American has designated Jan. 10-14 as Tsunami Relief Week. During this
week, employees are planning fund-raising activities across the company,
with an unprecedented number of volunteers already having signed up to
lead the efforts.

In addition, American is supporting various groups of volunteer medical
professionals who aid and care for the tsunami victims, beginning with
transportation for nine medical professionals and equipment to the
affected region. (Photograph available at .)

Three new American programs will specifically support the American Red
Cross and UNICEF efforts in South Asia:

* American’s AAdvantage(R) Program is offering members a one-time bonus of
500 AAdvantage bonus miles for donations of $50 or more to the American
Red Cross or UNICEF. This offer is valid for donations made between Dec.
26, 2004, and Feb. 28, 2005. Members will need to fax or mail their
donation receipt to the AAdvantage Customer Service office. The fax number
is 817-963-7882. The mailing address is: Tsunami Relief, American Airlines
AAdvantage Department, P.O. Box 619688, DFW Airport, TX 75261-9688. The
AAdvantage account number of the member must be written on the receipt.
Donations can be made online by going to .
* All money collected for UNICEF “Change for Good” program on AA flights
to and from Europe, Japan, and select destinations in South America, as
well as select Admirals Club locations, will be donated to tsunami relief
through the end of March. * Initial employee monetary contributions raised
will be disbursed to the American Red Cross International Response Fund
and UNICEF. American has established the Tsunami Relief Fund, a special
program under the American Giving Fund umbrella, to gather employee
contributions to support tsunami relief efforts. The American Giving Fund
is the charitable giving program for American Airlines and American Eagle



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