Delta Air Lines Inc. is sending 40 of its employees to Ghana for 10 days to build houses with Habitat for Humanity International.
The project is part of Delta’s Force for Global Good program, which unites employees and customers in philanthropic efforts throughout the world. It is also a demonstration of the company’s commitment to global social responsibility, according to a company press release.
As a part of the Ghana program, Delta volunteers will also deliver donated school supplies to villages throughout the country. The donations, which include text, composition, activity, and story books, backpacks, pens and other school supplies, have all been donated by Delta employees.
Habitat for Humanity has worked in Ghana since 1987 and has initiated thousands of housing projects in the country.
Delta launched its partnership with Habitat in December 2006 when it started an Atlanta-Johannesburg, South Africa route.
Company employees built four houses in a township outside of Johannesburg during that project. The company expects to start more projects around the world as it expands into international markets.
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