Apropos of this harvest
time of year, when crops and provisions and thoughts turn to the long,
cold winter ahead, Delta Cargo rolled up its collective sleeves and helped
build a “Harvest Home.” Part of a Habitat for Humanity build
effort in Seattle, Washington, the project was completed just last Friday.
“The experience was even sweeter,”
reports Delta Cargo VP Cargo Commercial Ray Curtis, “as freight
forwarder representatives from the Airforwarders Association joined our
team in the effort for a special build day as part of Delta’s ongoing
Habitat for Humanity project in Seattle.”
The Seattle event marks Delta’s 200th
Habitat for Humanity build and is part of the fall volunteer program with
Habitat in six cities.
More than 2,300 employees from all parts
of Delta Airlines are participating in projects in some of Delta’s
hubs and key cities, including Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St.
Paul, New York City, and Seattle.
Several board members and executives from
AfA and Delta Cargo leaders supported the project, which is restoring
a home for a family of four.
The hands-on effort included concrete pouring,
interior and exterior painting, and staining a fence.
Brandon Fried, AfA’s executive director,
“We in the freight forwarder community
are proud to be able to roll up our sleeves and join in this effort.”
“Cargo was thrilled to invite our
AfA partners to participate in Delta’s 200th Habitat for Humanity
build, a milestone in our long-standing relationship with Habitat,”
Ray Curtis said.