From building homes with Habitat for Humanity to donating blood to the American Red Cross, Delta’s 30,000 Atlanta-based employees know just how to show love for the airline’s hometown – by improving and caring for their community.As part of the airline’s commitment to Atlanta, the airline partners with more than 70 different civic and non-profit organizations across the city, including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and many more. Key initiatives for the airline’s community involvement efforts include advancing global diversity, improving global wellness, promoting arts and culture, supporting education, sustaining the environment and supporting armed service members and veterans. Here are just a few examples of Delta’s commitment to its hometown community:
- Atlanta-area employees donated nearly 4,500 pints of blood during the 2015 blood drive for the American Red Cross, making Delta the largest corporate blood donor in the Southeast.
- On MLK Day in 2016, the airline partnered with Hosea Helps, a human service organization dedicated to mobilizing volunteers and resources to help the homeless, to serve meals to more than 9,000 meals to Atlantans in need.
- Atlanta TechOps employees will showcase the science of aviation at the Atlanta Science Festival in March with hands-on activities.
- In September, Delta employees will partner with Habitat for Humanity to build two homes in Atlanta. So far, the airline has built or rehabbed 221 Habitat homes in 12 countries around the world throughout its more than 15 year partnership with the non-profit.
- Delta will partner with KaBOOM! this October to build its third playground in Atlanta to encourage balanced and active play for all children.