Piedmont Airlines recently presented a check from the company’s most recent employee campaign to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore in the amount of $50,001. This record-breaking amount for Piedmont’s 2015-2016 campaign is $20,000 more than last year, and tops all other previous years in the campaign history of the Salisbury, Maryland airline.
In the past six years, Piedmont has raised over $174,000 for the local United Way and Lower Eastern Shore residents in need. In 2013, the local airline expanded their United Way campaign to more than 80 locations including Charlotte, NC, Philadelphia, PA, and Phoenix, AZ, offering employees nationwide the opportunity to contribute.
In addition to annual campaigns, employees at Piedmont Airlines headquarters in Salisbury annually host a “Dash Pull” fundraiser, where teams compete to pull a Dash-8 Aircraft, and all proceeds benefit the local United Way. The 2015 Dash Pull raised $5,285, and Piedmont locations in Harrisburg, Roanoke, Philadelphia and Charlotte also held United Way Dash Pull fundraisers.
“One in three people in our community have been touched by programs funded by the United Way,” said Steve Farrow, President and CEO of Piedmont Airlines. “For that reason, Piedmont and our employees are proud to contribute to the annual campaign. By supporting the United Way we are doing our part to promote a healthy, vibrant community.”
About Piedmont Airlines
Piedmont Airlines, Inc. is headquartered in Salisbury, MD and employs 6500 aviation professionals across the United States. Piedmont operates a fleet of 37 Bombardier DHC-8 turboprop aircraft on nearly 300 flights per day to 51 cities, and recently began adding Embraer regional jets to expand the fleet. Piedmont Airlines Ground Handling Team, a recognized industry leader in customer service and safety, can be found in 80 airports across the country. Learn more at piedmont-airlines.com.
About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
Now in its 71st year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 62 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In the 2014-2015 campaign year, United Way provided nearly $1.3 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.