ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) employees from across the country will build or renovate affordable, single family homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International this fall.
The annual builds will take place in six cities, including Delta's hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, Seattle and Los Angeles. More than 2,400 Delta employees will participate in the projects, which began Sept. 7 and will continue through Nov. 17.
"Delta is invested in giving back and making a difference in the communities where our employees live, work and serve," said Tad Hutcheson, Delta's Managing Director – Community Affairs. "I am proud of our employees for donating their valued time and talents to help build homes in partnership with families from coast to coast."
An infographic highlighting the 2016 builds is available here.
Projects include an all-Habitat development for military veterans and their families in Seattle; a home in Atlanta funded through TechOps' oil recycling initiative and two additional homes built side-by-side in Atlanta's Westside; and a home in Minneapolis-St. Paul funded by Delta's on-board recycling program. Additionally, Delta employees will help rehab a home in Queens, New York, and a home in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles project will mark Delta's first build inside the city limits.
Delta employees have helped build or rehab 227 Habitat homes in 12 countries around the world. The domestic builds will mark homes 228-235 for Delta. Habitat is one of Delta's core community partners as it acknowledges the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter around the globe.
Earlier this year, Delta announced it will contribute 1 percent of its net income from the previous year to key charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity. This commitment will be fulfilled through cash contributions and in-kind travel, as well as grants from The Delta Air Lines Foundation. In 2016, Delta is projected to give $37 million to charitable organizations worldwide.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 321 destinations in 56 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.
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