SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday executives and associates from worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) joined their signature cause partner, Rebuilding Together to revitalize "Progress Place" where three non-profits Shepherd's Table, Community Vision and Community Clinic assist the area's homeless and in-need by providing critical services, including: job resources, food, health services, and education. Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, is teaming up with Choice Hotels International for this third annual "Room to Rebuild" project.
Choice Hotels associates and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County will address various interior and exterior needs of Progress Place, including: electrical work, roofing repairs, appliance upgrades, painting and landscaping. The project will not only restore the facade of the building but also send a message of hope.
Choice Hotels commitment to Rebuilding Together is part of the company's Room to Rebuild initiative that focuses on revitalizing homes across the country and in its own backyard. Since the program's launch two years ago, over 1,200 volunteers from Choice Hotels have donated more than 8,000 hours of volunteer service which, in turn, have assisted over 3,000 individuals through projects that have been worth an estimated market value of nearly $2 million.*
"We started this relationship with Rebuilding Together because we wanted to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live, work and operate hotels across the country," said Stephen P. Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels. "Our associates and franchisees have truly embraced this partnership. Working in collaboration with Rebuilding Together, we have been able to provide the true definition of hospitality -- the friendly, warm and generous reception and treatment of people from all walks of life."
*Source: Rebuilding Together Internal Data. The estimated market value is calculated as the aggregate value of the grant amount, materials and supplies donated and discounted, and volunteer hours worked.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of June 30, 2011, more than 450 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 37,000 rooms, and approximately 100 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 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 serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.
Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. Web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and Gulf Coast reconstruction.
For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether. Media Contact: Becky Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is an affiliate of the national office of Rebuilding Together. Founded in 1990, RTMC has made life-saving repairs to over 1,600 homes in their 21 year history of serving Montgomery County. By mobilizing over 40,000 volunteers, we have delivered over $15 million in market value work back into our community. To learn more about how to get involved locally, please go to www.rebuildingtogethermc.org.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.
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