Delta Air Lines employees are rolling up their sleeves to build a home with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity for the next three weeks as part of a multi-build volunteer effort. More than 2,200 Delta employees will help build Delta-sponsored homes in six cities through November.
“Delta has been a catalyst for so much ‘good’ in our community,” said Bob Johnson, director of Development at Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. “We will complete our Avery neighborhood this year, and Delta has provided volunteers and funding to support this project for the past five years. We are very grateful for Delta’s support and commitment.”
The build will take place in the Avery Subdivision off of Iron Gate Blvd in Jonesboro. The entire community is made up of Habitat homes, many of which have been built by Delta Air Lines. With the help of about 350 Delta employees, a new home will be constructed in just 12 days with the Mack family. This home will be a new beginning for the homeowner and her grandson.
Delta and Habitat for Humanity’s relationship has grown steadily since 2000. Habitat is one of Delta’s core community partnerships in its Force for Global Good which encourages employees to unite under a shared mission to make a difference in the communities where they live, work and serve. Delta employees have helped 115 families build safe, decent and affordable homes in eight countries around the world. More than 9,800 Delta people have contributed over 92,000 volunteer hours raising walls, digging foundations, laying brick, installing roofs, painting and other construction-related activities.
“Delta people are unified in our resolve to serve the people of the communities where we live, work and serve each day,” said Tad Hutcheson, Delta’s vice president – Community Affairs. “Through our relationship with Habitat for Humanity, we’ve helped more than 115 families with safe, affordable homes around the globe though our employee’s selfless dedication and eagerness to live the values of our brand.”
Delta employees are also building homes in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York City, major Delta hubs, as well as Los Angeles and Seattle.