Maclovia Varner, a U.S. Army veteran and administrative officer in the aviation industry, and her daughter open the door to their new home at Megan’s Meadow in Pacific during a dedication ceremony on Nov. 3. COURTESY PHOTO

Maclovia Varner, a U.S. Army veteran and administrative officer in the aviation industry, and her daughter open the door to their new home at Megan’s Meadow in Pacific during a dedication ceremony on Nov. 3. COURTESY PHOTO

Delta Air Lines, Habitat for Humanity SKC dedicate second home in community for veterans

More than 300 Delta volunteers build the home in six weeks

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:21pm
  • News

Employees of Delta Air Lines recently dedicated a second home in Pacific’s all-Habitat for Humanity development designed specifically for military veterans and their families.

The effort is in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County.

The new home sits in a nine-unit, veterans-focused community at Megan’s Meadow in Pacific.

Habitat SKC and sponsoring partners like Delta Air Lines, Lowe’s Home Improvement and many others have made the project possible. Anticipated to span 2½ years, construction of the small community will cost $2.2 million, according to Habitat SKC.

Habitat SKC offers homes for sale at affordable prices and mortgage terms and provides sponsorship opportunities on the units. Together with donated materials and teams of sponsors, selected families can help keep the cost of homes down by investing hours of their own “sweat equity” into the community’s construction.

Such a collaborative plan is unique and true to Habitat SKC’s mission

Over the last few weeks, more than 300 volunteer Delta employees – from baggage handlers to flight attendants to Delta’s vice president in Seattle – have rolled up their sleeves to build a new house. Many of the Delta volunteers are U.S. military veterans.

The homeowner is Maclovia Varner, a U.S. Army veteran and a single mother who works as an administrative officer in the aviation industry and is an active volunteer in the community. She and her two children enjoy having a home to call their own.

The Pacific project is part of Delta’s builds around the country this fall. More than 2,400 Delta employees will build or renovate homes in the cities of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York and Seattle. This is the fifth Habitat home sponsored by Delta in the Seattle area, and the second in the veterans community.

The house in Pacific is the 245th Habitat home Delta has completed worldwide.

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