Support the American Red Cross storm and wildfire relief efforts and earn up to 500 AAdvantage Miles from American Airlines

Screenshot of the American Airlines disaster relief page
Screenshot of the American Airlines disaster relieve page. Photo credit: aadvantagegeek on Flickr

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Back home now after a few days on the road.  The weather delayed my return, but after everything that’s happened in Joplin, MO and other cities damaged by this latest outbreak of storms, a delayed or canceled flight seems like hardly an inconvenience.

Here’s a photo of the backside of the storm system that eventually moved through Joplin.

A view of the May 22, 2011 storm

Not sure that the photo accurately conveys how large those clouds were. I’m from a part of the country where large storms that produce tornados are fairly common, and normally I wouldn’t have taken a photo, but these clouds were so large that I pulled into a parking lot to take this photo and send it to my brother. I told him in the text message that I sent with the photo, that the horizon looked liked some scene from the 1980’s miniseries The Day After.

American Airlines is supporting the American Red Cross by offering AAdvantage members up to 500 AAdvantage Miles when they make a donation to the American Red Cross:

If you would like to join us in supporting the disaster victims by making a cash donation, American will reward your generosity with an AAdvantage bonus mile offer. Through June 30, 2011, AAdvantage members can earn a one-time award of 250 bonus miles for a minimum $50 donation, or 500 bonus miles for a donation of $100 or more to the American Red Cross.

Go here to learn more or to make a donation.

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