Last week, Delta and Aeromexico airline workers reached a more earthly but equally high-flying goal: to build the 250th house in Mexico in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, which was delivered in the community of Chulavista, near Puerto Vallarta.
To date, through this collaboration, a total of 253 homes in 12 countries around the world have been built or rehabilitated.
This effort is possible thanks to the enthusiastic participation of employees of the airline based in Atlanta, who have volunteered their time and labor for this purpose.
In Chulavista, 12 houses have been built, work in which 135 volunteers participated in two days. The most recent consisted of 47 Delta employees, 16 Aeromexico employees and 7 SkyMile customers. Also, in 2017, 7 more houses have been built in the United States.
“It has been a monumental year for our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and we are delighted with all the employees and clients who have donated not only their time and talent, but a piece of their heart to help build 19 homes with families in need of affordable housing in 2017,” said Tad Hutcheson, general manager for Community Affairs at Delta.
Other countries in which Global Construction Workshops have been held are Argentina, Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand.
Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and decent housing for people of limited resources in various countries around the world.