Delta is working with the American Red Cross through its Annual Disaster Giving Program, which allows Delta and the American Red Cross to be proactive in emergency disaster response, to support immediate relief efforts like the current typhoon response underway in Saipan.
After Typhoon Soudelor made landfall over the weekend on the Islands of Saipan and Tinian, both part of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Delta set up a microsite through the airline’s partnership with the American Red Cross so Delta employees worldwide could make a donation to support international services and the disaster relief effort.
The American Red Cross is helping people on Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor slammed into the island with winds higher than 90 miles per hour. Red Cross workers are providing cots and generators to support government shelters as the damage assessment continues and most of the island is without power, including Saipan’s Red Cross office.
The American Red Cross is Delta’s longest-standing nonprofit partner. The partnership has allowed the airline, its customers and employees to help those in need for more than 70 years. In the past year alone, Delta people have donated 6,642 pints of blood to the American Red Cross, making Delta one of the largest corporate blood donors.