Nadia S. has lead nine out of the last 10 of Delta Air Lines’ Habitat NYC Build Days – that’s more than 500 hours volunteering with us! What is it that she loves so much about volunteering with Habitat NYC? “Meeting the homeowners and watching them watch the house grow and grow over time.”
Nadia’s first Delta Build with Habitat for Humanity was in India. After that, she caught the building bug – since then she has built in Thailand and Chile, and here in the United States, in Cleveland, Ohio and Mississippi. “I waited to volunteer until my daughter was out of college and I had some free time to volunteer and lend a helping hand to others.”
Her first build in New York City was a memorable one: “I was a part of the first “green roof” building in the Bronx. The green roof building had small plants that we planted on the roof of a large building. I remember pulling dirt up off of the ground and raising it eight stories high! This was nine years ago, and I’d love to go back and see what it looks like now.”
We value Nadia’s impact on our city so much that she is the 2017 recipient of the Corporate Volunteer Habby Award! We’re looking forward to Nadia’s next 500 hours volunteering!