Delta donates another $1 million to Red Cross for Hurricane Irma relief

This is the latest round of giving for the airline.

Delta is offering another $1 million to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. 

The airline, which is based in Atlanta but has a huge presence in the Twin Cities, announced its newest Red Cross donation Tuesday. The company is also giving $100,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to help the clean-up in the Caribbean.

Irma left millions of Floridians without power, brought down trees and flooded roads. At least five people in the state were killed by the severe weather, the Miami Herald reports, and more than two dozen died in the Caribbean.

The Delta Airlines Foundation had previously given $250,000 to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey, as well as a $1 million grant to the American Red Cross through its Annual Disaster Giving Program.

"The destruction left by Hurricane Irma is massive, and we want to do more to help those in need. The most effective way we can help is by investing in organizations involved in disaster relief year-round," Tad Hutcheson, Delta's managing director of community engagement, said in this week's release.

Also this week, the Red Cross offered a look at how donations it has received are being used, such as paying to transport relief workers, buying 1.7 million meals for hurricane victims, and providing health services for evacuees.

The organization had faced criticism for not being clear about where it's money went – you can read about that in this previous story.

And here's a look at aid efforts from Target, the Twins, and MyPillow.

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