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United Gives Back Through Funds, Miles, And First Responders to Wildfire Devastation

United Airlines announces it has contributed $150,000 in direct donations to Ventura County Community Foundation and North Valley Community Foundation for their efforts in areas affected by the California wildfires.

The airline has also established a new Crowdrise by GoFundMe campaign to award up to five million bonus miles for individuals who make donations of $50 or more.

“United is deeply connected to the affected communities and with a profound sense of both sadness and duty during this difficult time, we are proud to offer our assistance,” said Janet Lamkin, United’s president for California. “We will continue to engage our generous customers, employees and MileagePlus members and work with local leadership to support all those affected by these devastating fires.”

The donations will support the following organizations –  American Red Cross, Ventura County Community Foundation and North Valley Community Foundation.

“Stepping forward during treacherous times is the sign of great leadership and, in this case, a great company,” said Vanessa Bechtel, Executive Director of Ventura County Community Foundation. “With United’s generous donation to support those impacted by the wildfires, Ventura County Community Foundation is able to provide direct financial support to help get our community back on its feet.”

By Elizabeth Atkinson