Pictured above: Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Delta volunteers
Delta people brought their commitment to serving their communities front and center over the weekend, assembling sandbags in the airline’s Salt Lake City hub to help curb flooding caused by historic snowfall.
On Friday, Delta people were hard at work revitalizing green space through TreeUtah’s planting program – yet another example of how they make a positive impact in the communities where they live, work and serve.
Delta employs over 5,000 people in Salt Lake City, where Delta people stepped up over several days to help their neighbors through difficult times.
RESPONDING TO FLOODING CONDITIONS
Following historic snowfall in Salt Lake City, residents are experiencing emergency flooding conditions. To mitigate the impact of flooding, community officials are working to fill thousands of sandbags to protect structures from water damage. In partnership with Salt Lake City International Airport, Delta employees volunteered over the weekend to contribute over 1,300 sandbags to the city.
“When called upon to help, Delta never shies away from the opportunity to lend resources and volunteers,” said Adam Ryan, Managing Director of Delta’s Operations at SLC International Airport. “I applaud Airport Customer Service Manager Bret Larson for the idea and am proud of every Delta employee at SLC who gave their time over the weekend to prepare resources and help the community.”
The airport provided materials and transported the finished products to areas of need within the community. Delta has a long history of stepping up to provide support following natural disasters and will continue to offer assistance in Utah as snowpack melts.
PRESERVING PUBLIC GREEN SPACE
Back for the second consecutive year, Delta joined community partner TreeUtah to highlight the importance of investing in urban parks and creating sustainable cities through a community tree planting event. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, members of the City Council and Utah Jazz also joined the event.
“Preserving and expanding Salt Lake City’s urban forest — particularly on our city’s westside — has been a huge priority of mine and I couldn’t do it on this scale without our amazing community partners,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “I appreciate Delta for valuing our natural resources and for their service to our community.”
With over a dozen local partner organizations, Delta helps to improve Utah communities through Delta’s four Community Engagement focus areas: Environment, Equity, Education and Entire Wellness. Working with local organizations is a key component of Delta’s mission to cultivate sustainable and livable communities through financial and programmatic support.
Delta partners with TreeUtah to support their mission of improving the quality of life for current and future generations through enhancing the environment we live in.
“This investment will make the park more inviting, cool and shady for generations to come,” said Amy May, Executive Director of TreeUtah.
ABOUT DELTA’S COMMUNITY IMPACT
Delta’s mission to connect the world starts with its commitment to being a strong partner to the communities where our employees live, work and serve. Focused on the pillars of Environment, Equity, Education and Entire Wellness, Delta invests its time and resources to care for the planet and the people within it. As a company driven by purpose, giving back to our communities has been core to Delta and its culture for nearly 100 years. Delta has been recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. as an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light for the past five years in a row.