A team of Delta Air Lines staff and supporters, led by Stephanie Baldwin, Vice President of Operations for Delta JFK, participated in an event aimed at bringing awareness to the kids in America that face homelessness every year. The JFK team raised over $20,000 for Covenant House.
Ms. Baldwin offered the comment, “It was cold and it was uncomfortable-but it was one night. An effort to raise awareness for the 4.5 million homeless youth. So many of them are right here in NY. If being cold and uncomfortable for one night makes a difference in one homeless young person’s life and allows them to feel safe, warm and cared for, then it’s a very small price to pay. I hope many more will consider joining us next year. It’s an amazing experience that’s truly life changing.”
People all over the country sleep out with very limited supplies to show support on this night of unity. It was a very cold and windy night out at JFK. While the event participants felt the pain of that cold air, the realization is that the next morning they would go back to their lives. Covenant House works with at-risk youths to help address problems relating to human trafficking, mental health and drug problems that lead to homelessness while supporting kids already in the shelter system rise through it. They can’t do the work they do without donations from events like this one.
Visit app.sleepoutamerica.org/team/7476 if you would like to support the cause through Delta Air Lines and Team JFK.