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Delta Volunteers Build Six Homes with Habitat for Humanity in Mexico

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March 6, 2013
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Government estimates state that one million families live in substandard housing, but these calculations do not include the many families who rent rooms or live cramped inside another family members home, as do many of the families that Habitat for Humanity Mexico serves.

Delta Air Lines and Habitat for Humanity International will join forces March 5 - 13, to help build six Habitat homes in Puebla, an historic Spanish colonial city approximately 80 miles east of Mexico City, Mexico as part of Delta's Force for Global Good program to effect positive local and global change. This year's volunteers come from 18 different cities throughout world, including Montreal, Singapore, Toronto and the U.S.

"Delta has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity for more than 20 years, building alongside our employees, customers and homeowners," said Nicolas Ferri, Delta's vice president - Latin America, Mexico and Caribbean. "I'm very proud that employees continue to build in partnership with families in need of basic shelter within the US and around the world."

"Serving the people and communities where we live and work is a core value expressed by Delta people every day," said Tad Hutcheson, Delta's vice president – Community Affairs. "Our long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity has given us the opportunity to provide more than 100 homes around the world."

Delta people will build six new homes working side by side with the families who will live in the new community upon completion. The structures will be built to resist earthquakes, hurricanes and floods and will be primarily made from concrete block which will require minimal ongoing maintenance for the recipient families.

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