12 March 2014
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Habitat for Humanity International said they will join forces March 7-16, to help build 10 Habitat homes in Quezon City, outside the capital of Manila, as part of Delta´s Force for Global Good program to effect positive local and global change. This year´s volunteers come from 16 cities throughout the US and Canada.
“Delta has been serving Manila, Philippines, for more than 60 years, and we are strongly committed to the communities we serve,” said Vinay Dube, Delta´s senior vice president Asia Pacific. “A total of 90 employees, retirees and customers, including 40 local Manila employees, will be building homes in Quezon City, the largest city of metropolitan Manila.”
“Giving back to the communities where Delta people live and work is a civic obligation and an integral part of our company´s culture,” said Tad Hutcheson, Delta´s vice president Community Affairs. “Our long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity has given us the opportunity to build more than 100 affordable homes around the world.”
While building the 10 new homes, Delta volunteers will work side by side with the families who will live in the new community — called Bistekville 4 — when it is completed. The structures will be built to resist earthquakes, hurricanes and floods and will be primarily made from concrete block, which will require minimal ongoing maintenance for the new owners.
Habitat for Humanity International´s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.
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