DL & AM Volunteers Build 6 Habitat For Humanity Homes In Merida
Delta Air Lines is celebrating its 12th Global Build with Habitat for Humanity International by helping build 6 homes in the Chicxulub neighborhood of Merida this week. 66 volunteers representing 20 stations in 5 countries, 2 SkyMiles customers, 2 Delta retirees and 16 employees from Delta's alliance partner Aeroméxico.
"We are so proud of our longstanding partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, as our employees continue to volunteer their time and talent to impact communities across the globe," said Tad Hutcheson, Delta's Managing Director of Community Affairs. "These employees, along with our colleagues from Aeroméxico and 2 dedicated customers, truly embody the Delta difference."
The joint DL and AM team will work alongside future Habitat homeowners in Chicxulub to build the walls of 6 houses. Volunteers will help with the early stages of the house construction, including building the foundation, bathroom, kitchen facilities and 2 rooms. Habitat for Humanity Mexico will provide training and guidance to the families so that they can complete their new home with help from local volunteers, architects and engineers.
"Delta and Aeroméxico's teams have been working alongside one another for 22 years, and we are excited to now have the opportunity for our Aeroméxico colleagues to join us for a Delta Global Build," said Carlos E. Hernandez, Delta's Director in Mexico. "Delta and Aeroméxico both share a commitment to serving others, and this build allows us to put those thoughts into action as servant leaders to benefit the local community in Merida."