Wednesday, January 18, 2012

US Airways donates $10,000 to Charlotte Rescue Mission

US Airways has made a donation of $10,000 to the Charlotte Rescue
Mission (CRM) to help men and women struggling with homelessness and
chemical addiction. This gift will be used to provide food, shelter,
clothing and professional counseling for more than 500 men and women
who come to CRM each year.

"Hundreds of lives of desperate men and women will be changed in the
coming year because of this generous gift from US Airways," says EJ
Underwood, director of development at CRM. "This is especially
significant as CRM does not receive government or United Way funding."

"US Airways' support of the Charlotte Rescue Mission is more than just
giving a charitable donation; it is fulfilling a promise to our
employees, our passengers and our communities to invest in nonprofit
organizations which care for the most vulnerable in our communities,"
said Kelly Balthazor, US Airways' Director of Community Relations.
"We are honored to begin a partnership with the Mission and help them
to provide safe shelter and long term recovery programs that will
ultimately change their lives of their clients."

Charlotte Rescue Mission provides a free 100-day residential recovery
program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and
are homeless or at risk.