Rebuilding Together And Choice Hotels Rebuild Dreams For A Family In Need, Honoring National "Make A Difference Day"

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together San Gabriel Valley Foothills is teaming up with Choice Hotels and Rodeway Inn for the 4th Annual Rebuilding Dreams project, to rebuild the home of a homeowner-in-need in honor of "Make a Difference Day," a national day of service.

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This year, Choice Hotels and Rodeway Inn volunteers will repair and revitalize the home of Ms. Jones, who is the proud matriarch of a loving family, and currently lives with her son and his children. Ms. Jones has lived in her home for more than 38 years and dreams of leaving it to her family. However, the home has fallen into grave disrepair and threatens the Jones' safety and ability to remain living there. From a broken heating system to incomplete electrical wiring, there are several renovations required to ensure Ms. Jones' dream of continuing to live in the home and eventually giving it to her family remains protected.

Choice Hotels and Rodeway Inn employees will volunteer with Rebuilding Together to make critical modifications, restoring it to a home that is a safe shelter that protects the Jones Family. The extensive and critical renovations to be completed by volunteers include:

  • Remodeling the bathroom, including an accessible floor plan and appliances
  • Installing a new electrical panel and running electric lines to rooms with poor lighting
  • Repairing plumbing throughout the home
  • Installing new flooring and HVAC system
  • Remodeling the exterior porch to provide better accessibility

"Together we extend our passion for hospitality to the surrounding communities, in an effort to make sure everyone lives safely and productively," said Steve Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels International. "The Rebuilding Dreams project is another way we not only raise awareness for the need of safe shelter for our neighbors, but to also engage our franchisees and employees to give back to their communities."

For four years, Choice Hotels and Rebuilding Together have teamed up for the Rebuilding Dreams project. This annual project aims to serve homeowners and neighbors-in-need in honor of "Make a Difference Day."  To learn more about Rebuilding Together and Choice Hotels, visit: www.rebuildingtogether.org

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes community starts at home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates completed 10,400 rebuild projects in 2012 thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us – visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2013, 371 hotels, representing more than 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 84 hotels, representing approximately 7,200 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.

Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

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