American Airlines donates $75K to Dayton community in wake of mass shooting

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FILE – This July 17, 2015, file photo shows the tails of four American Airlines passenger planes parked at Miami International Airport, in Miami. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, American said it will offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1, 2017. The decision at the world’s biggest airline copies Delta Air Lines, which announced a month earlier that it would restore free meals in economy on a dozen long-haul U.S. routes in spring 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – American Airlines is donating $75,000 to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund to help support the community in the wake of the shooting.

Additionally, they will donate $75,000 to the El Paso Community Foundation in Texas, where lives were also lost during a mass shooting over the weekend.

“We are saddened by the tragic events that took place this weekend in El Paso and Dayton,” said Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. “American has a long history of serving both communities, and we want to do our part to ensure that those who were affected by these senseless acts of violence have access to the resources they need.”

Dayton is home to PSA Airlines, one of America’s three wholly-owned subsidiary carriers.

“All of us at PSA are deeply affected by last night’s events,” said PSA President Dion Flannery. “Over the coming weeks, we will work with community leaders and partners to identify volunteer opportunities for our Dayton-based team members to support those in our hometown.”

The donation to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund is made on behalf of both American Airlines and PSA.

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