Korean Air builds houses in Philippines

As part of its long-term Home Building Program, Korean Air is partnering again with Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) to build shelters and offer immediate assistance for local communities in northern Cebu Province who are victims of Typhoon Hagupit, which occurred last December.


Korean Air builds houses in Philippines


As part of its long-term Home Building Program, Korean Air is partnering again with Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) to build shelters and offer immediate assistance for local communities in northern Cebu Province who are victims of Typhoon Hagupit, which occurred last December.

Last month a group of 16 Korean Air employees and outsourced staff gathered at the Cebu office and volunteered with HFHP in helping build homes and providing maintenance trainings to the families, whose houses were seriously damaged or destroyed.

“As an international carrier, Korean Air recognises the importance to contribute and grow with the local communities that we serve and we are strongly committed to helping with relief efforts in times of need. In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Philippines for the third home building project, Korean Air treasures this opportunity to engage our volunteers and utilize our resources to rebuild homes and restore hope for people suffering from natural disasters.

“We truly hope to extend our care and helping hand to underprivileged communities and we are eager to continue promoting sustainable developments across Southeast Asia through different local and global social responsibility initiatives,” said Jong Wook Park, regional manager in Cebu.

Korean Air also donated house repair kits to the affected families. Th e kits contain plywood, lumber, corrugated roofing sheets, galvanized iron sheets, assorted nails, a hammer and a saw, which could be used to construct a small dwelling or to patch up walls and roofs of damaged houses. Apart from providing training to the beneficiaries on the proper use of construction materials and safe building practices, HFHP has also arranged skilled laborers to assist residents to build their new homes.