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Korean Air and Delta volunteers build homes in the Philippines

Employees from Korean Air and Delta Air Lines joined Habitat for Humanity Philippines to assist in building homes for over 400 families in Bignay, Valenzuela City.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Employees from Korean Air and Delta Air Lines volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Philippines in Bignay, Valenzuela City, Philippines, to assist in building homes for over 400 families.

A total of 20 volunteers from the two airlines performed key site development groundwork, including backfilling for the multi-purpose center and sand bedding along the waterline. The volunteers also applied base course materials at the site to form the layer beneath pavements and roads, essential for the foundational layers of future construction to follow.

The initiative is part of the larger Bignay-Maunlad Socialized Housing Project, which spans 13,920 square meters and will feature community facilities including a multi-purpose center and a daycare center. Supported by the local government and the Barangay Council, the project aims to build a combination of row houses and medium-rise buildings, providing sustainable housing solutions to families of government employees, teachers, and factory workers from the cities of Valenzuela, Quezon and Caloocan.

Our work in Bignay is a reflection of Korean Air’s commitment to giving back to the communities we serve,” said Byung Kwon Lee, Korean Air’s Philippines Country Manager. “Partnering with Delta Air Lines on the Habitat for Humanity project is a great opportunity to reinforce our values and show the power of collaboration in achieving common goals.”

It is fantastic to work with Korean Air and Habitat for Humanity in the Philippines for the second consecutive year, demonstrating our commitment to the community, where our people live, work and serve. Together with our partners, Delta continues to serve and dedicate to our communities, with a focus on impactful initiatives,” said Andrew Kim, Delta Air Lines’ Director of Sales for Korea and Southeast Asia.

Korean Air has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Korea since 2001, and has supported Habitat for Humanity Philippines since 2013 by participating in housing projects across various cities in the country. Delta has also been a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity, helping to build or rehabilitate over 280 homes since 1995.

“We are grateful to Korean Air and Delta Airlines for continuously supporting Habitat Philippines’ programs and mobilizing their employees to volunteer. By building homes, communities, and hope with us, we can empower more Filipino families to achieve strength, stability, and security through decent housing,” said Ariane Aliggayu, Habitat Philippines’ Interim Deputy National Director.

Since formalizing the joint venture partnership in 2018, the two airlines have undertaken multiple joint community service projects, including home building with Habitat in Calauan, Philippines and Los Angeles, U.S.; Korean Air’s annual tree planting project in Baganuur, Mongolia; and a Han River clean-up in Seoul, Korea.

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