ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 21, 2002—US Airways employees in Charlotte, N.C., will donate over $21,000 to three charities on Nov. 23, money raised through on-site vending machines.
The $21,000 will be donated equally to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Western North Carolina, the Salvation Army, and the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Charlotte, with part of the contribution being used to host a children’s carnival, where children represented by the charities can play games and win prizes.
“We wanted to find a way to give something back to our community, despite the difficult times in which our airline operates,” said Timothy Mullen, US Airways’ Charlotte-based maintenance manager. “It is important for us to do something nice for these children and their families.”
The carnival will take place at 11 a.m. Eastern time in the US Airways hangar at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Nov. 23, 2002. Among the festivities, attendees will tour a 757 aircraft, and two children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina will be presented with their wishes to go on a Disney vacation and Disney cruise. Both wishes are sponsored by US Airways. Numerous raffle prizes will also be awarded to families attending the event.
Media that would like to attend the event should contact US Airways Media Relations at 703-872-5100.