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United: Continuing to Serve Our Communities

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Leveraging the full power of our airline to make every action count, click here to see just a few examples of how we’re continuing to contribute in the fight against COVID-19.

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United Airlines Joins Governor's "Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In." Initiative to Ensure the Well-being of Older Californians

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- United Airlines is teaming up with Listos California – a campaign by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services that helps vulnerable Californians prepare for disasters – to help address the significant health risks faced by older state residents isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#UnitedTogether Around the Communities We Serve

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Now more than ever, we are #UnitedTogether around the communities we serve.

Our employees and customers have stepped up like never before.

Watch our latest IGTV post about some of the ways they're helping.

And see these stories to learn more:

Working to bring people home – repatriation flights underway

United Airlines Employees Convert Cargo Facilities Into Food Distribution Centers

Employee-led initiative supports local food banks as demands to feed families in need dramatically increases
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CHICAGO, April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - United Airlines today announced that it has transformed one of its cargo facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport into a food distribution center to aid the Houston Food Bank's efforts to feed families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The idea to convert the cargo space came from one employee, Mark Zessin, a United baggage team member who spends his days making sure customers' belongings get where they need to. Now, he's leading a team of hard-working employee volunteers at the bustling facility.

United Airlines Partners With City of Chicago on Donations for COVID-19 First Responders and Patients

Airline has provided 31,000 pounds of food, 1,700 amenity kits and 250 sets of headphones for use at Salvation Army Freedom Center, Northwestern Hospital and Chicago Food Depository
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CHICAGO, April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/– United Airlines has partnered with the City of Chicago to provide supplies for COVID-19 first responders and patients. The airline has provided 31,000 pounds of food, 1,700 amenity kits and 250 sets of headphones. These donations will be used at Salvation Army Freedom Center, Northwestern Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago Food Depository and for frontline medical professionals who are assisting COVID-19 patients in Chicago.

United Airlines Partners With New York City to Fly Medical Volunteers to Help in COVID-19 Fight

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NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/-- United Airlines is partnering with New York City to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers who want to help in the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis. The airline is working closely with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and a network of medical volunteer organizations, including The Society of Critical Care Medicine, to coordinate travel for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals from across the country to help treat patients, in this time of unprecedented need.

United Helps Volunteers Fly Home in Response to COVID-19

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A charitable organization we’ve worked extensively with in the past, All Hands and Hearts, has shut down their global operations due to COVID-19 and are scrambling to return volunteers home to the U.S.

Project HOPE Partners With United Airlines to Deliver Lifesaving Medical Equipment to Epicenter of Coronavirus Epidemic

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MILLWOOD, Va., February 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Project HOPE today announced that United Airlines is donating funds to deliver desperately needed ventilators to eleven hospitals in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China. The ventilators, which can help save the life of a critically ill patient with a respiratory illness like COVID-19, will be delivered to the hospitals by Project HOPE’s team in China in coming days.

Steps Toward the Sky

By Rachel Landgraf
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Carole Cary-Hopson, Newark Liberty International Airport Boeing 737 First Officer, remembers how it felt piloting her first United flight.

"Shivers" she recalled. "I felt as if this is what dreams are made of. Every single time I come to work, I feel that way."

"That way" was 14 years in the making for Carole. "What dreams are made of" dates back to her childhood in Pennsylvania and frequently visiting her grandma's home in south Jersey that was right by the Philadelphia airport.

United Honored as One of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

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CHICAGO, February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ In concert with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), United Airlines is proud to be included on the annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) for the 9th year running. This list is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.

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