By Beth Trebendis, Delta Seattle-based Flight Attendant
Hello from Seattle’s In-Flight Service build day for Habitat for Humanity!
Delta employees have committed six weeks of their time in September and October to build a new home in Seattle for a single mother and her family – a daughter and twin sons who were diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as babies. One of her boys is visually impaired and his brother is confined to a wheelchair.
We are thrilled to be able to help this family by building a house that is ADA compliant that will remove the mobility issues the family has had in former residences. Our work with them will also help reduce the impact of rent increases over the past few years that have put a strain on their finances.
Habitat for Humanity is a cause dear to many hearts at Delta – our volunteers have participated in building more than 100 homes throughout the world since 2000. This build is Delta’s fifth home to be fully-funded by rebates from our In-Flight recycling program, which has collected more than 7 million pounds of passenger recyclables since 2007.
Our Flight Attendants are involved in many of Delta’s community volunteer efforts. The opportunity for our Seattle-based team to participate in providing a home for a wonderful family is special for all of us.