Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has reported employees will help build or renovate affordable, single family homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International this fall, the company said.
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 continue through Nov. 17.
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. 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.
The airline said it plans to contribute one 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 USD37 million to charitable organizations worldwide.
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization present in nearly 1,400 communities across the US and in over 70 countries. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. 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.