On Friday, November 9, the Burbank Bob Hope Airport Police, Fire, Operations, and Maintenance Departments will collect donations to aid Superstorm Sandy relief efforts on the East Coast. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.
From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., uniformed Airport personnel will be stationed outside of the main terminal entrance, near the Terminal A baggage claim and outside the entrances to Terminals A and B. They will accept donations in the form of cash or check, payable to American Red Cross, with the notation Superstorm Sandy Relief in the lower left hand corner so the monies are directed to this cause. All staff collecting donations will be in uniform. Airport visitors who wish to donate but are unable to leave their cars can flag down a uniformed Airport staff member and donate from the comfort of their vehicles.
Superstorm Sandy has devastated the Northeast region of the United States since it made landfall last Monday. Over 8.2 million households suffered through power outages, homes were destroyed and many area residents will not be able to return to their homes for several months. Repairing the damages inflicted by Superstorm Sandy could cost up to $50 billion.
When Airport personnel raised money for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005, donations exceeded $10,000.