American Airlines donating $150K to help communities of El Paso, Dayton

(WSET) — American Airlines is donating $150,000 to support Dayton and El Paso after this weekend’s deadly rampages.

CEO Doug Parker says $75,000 will go to relief funds in each community to help make sure those affected have access to resources they need.

“We are saddened by the tragic events that took place this weekend in El Paso and Dayton,” Chairman and CEO Doug Parker told WDTN. “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.”

In El Paso, the money is going to the El Paso Community Foundation and in Ohio, the donation will go to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund at the Dayton Foundation.

A gunman killed 20 people at in El Paso Walmart Saturday, Aug. 3.

The next day, 9 people died in a shooting at Dayton’s entertainment district.