Delta Air Lines and its employees are committed to making a difference in the communities where they live, work and serve. As part of this commitment, Delta partners with Habitat, one of its core community partners, as it acknowledges the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter around the globe. Habitat for Humanity International and Delta Air Lines have partnered since 2006 to improve the shelter conditions of families around the world.
More than 2,400 Delta Air Lines employees are building seven houses across the country this fall as part of its annual domestic build. Delta employees are working alongside families in six cities including Delta’s hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City and Seattle as well as in Los Angeles, a key international gateway for the airline. Earlier this year, Delta employees helped build six homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of its Global Build. Delta employees also have built in Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. Delta and Habitat will have built more than 220 homes by the end of this year.
Long-time Habitat for Humanity partner Whirlpool brand will continue to provide a new range and refrigerator for every new Habitat built home in the U.S. in 2015. Whirlpool donates up to $5 million in products throughout the year and the brand will also sponsor eight new home builds with families in need of affordable housing across the country.
Builds fully funded by Whirlpool will take place in Marion, Ohio; Bloomington, Indiana; and Benton Harbor, Michigan, covering the entire cost of constructing the home. Partially sponsored builds scheduled for 2015 will take place in Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Greenville, Ohio; Amana, Iowa; and Cleveland, Tennessee. For the sixth consecutive year, Whirlpool Corporation will also participate in a blitz build with the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Whirlpool has developed active programs in more than 45 countries with a commitment of more than $90 million. In North America and Canada, the company has donated more than 168,000 ranges and refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving more than 85,000 families. The company has engaged thousands of employee volunteers, sponsored nearly 150 homes around the world and donated products to more than 75,000 Habitat families in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Nissan North America and Habitat for Humanity are celebrating 10 years of partnership. Nissan donated $1 million to Habitat for Humanity to provide resources to build homes, communities and hope.
The funding will be used to fund the construction of new Habitat homes in Tennessee, Mississippi, Michigan and Canada. Each of the houses were outfitted with energy efficient features, including low-flow toilets, faucets and shower-heads, programmable thermostats and compact fluorescent lighting. Nissan employee volunteers will fully build these homes and will also have build days with Habitat affiliates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois and Georgia. Additionally, Nissan will donate 10 vehicles to add to Habitat’s fleet of disaster mobile response units and to aid in affiliate capacity.
Nissan’s partnership with Habitat began in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Nissan donated 50 Nissan Titan trucks to assist Habitat’s response efforts in the Gulf Coast and mobilized employees to assist in home building and has donated an additional 78 vehicles in the years since then. Since 2006, Nissan employees have helped to build 63 homes across the United States, serving 569 families. Nissan’s employees have logged more than 70,000 volunteer hours building homes with Habitat for Humanity.