2014: Alaska Airlines supports Los Cabos relief efforts with Red Cross donation

Alaska Airlines has donated $20,000 to the Mexican Red Cross to support relief efforts in Los Cabos, which was devastated last week by Hurricane Odile.

“Alaska is proud to support the humanitarian efforts in Los Cabos with a donation to the Mexican Red Cross,” said Shaunta Hyde, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of community relations. “We have an opportunity to help a community that has experienced something truly devastating, rebuild itself.”

Last week, Alaska Airlines donated $30,000 to Alaska’s Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) to help the airline’s 45 employees who live and work in Los Cabos. The EAF set up a “Los Cabos Relief Fund” to assist Alaska employees and matched the airline’s contribution dollar-for-dollar bringing the total amount of funds to $60,000 for Los Cabos employees.

Los Cabos International Airport remains closed for the time being after sustaining severe damage from the hurricane.

Alaska Airlines is offering customers who purchased tickets or out of Los Cabos before Sept. 14 for travel Sept. 14-Nov. 20 a flexible travel policy. Visit alaskaair.com for more information.

How you can help

Donate to Charity Miles: To donate your Mileage Plan™ Miles to Hurricane Odile/Los Cabos disaster relief efforts, please select the Alaska Airlines Charity Miles Pool for your donation. Contributions will be used to support charities involved with Hurricane Odile relief efforts and for transportation of medical staff and volunteers. Learn more.