Delta leaders in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto spent a night on the streets of their respective cities on Nov. 16 in an effort to raise awareness and funds to combat homelessness among young people. With sleeping bags and cardboard serving as their beds for the evening, Delta leaders took to the streets alongside other corporate leaders at the annual Covenant House Sleep Out, held the week before Thanksgiving. The event allows executives from companies all over the U.S. and Canada to stand vigil for homeless children while using their influence to raise awareness and critical funds to help homeless youth and get kids off the streets.
"This was my second year sleeping on the streets for Covenant House, and I walked away from the experience with even more gratitude and humility than before. It's often hard to imagine what these kids have endured, but for one night, I was able to better understand what it's like to go without a bed or a meal. Covenant House continues to do tremendous work in giving young people the support and assistance they need to get the new start they all deserve," said Henry Kuykendall, Senior Vice President — Airport Operations, Northeast.
Delta is a corporate sponsor of the Covenant House, as well as the National Executive Sleep Outs for the fourth year. View the photo gallery below of Delta executives who participated in the 2017 Covenant House Sleep Out.