SILVER SPRING, Md. and DETROIT, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the success of last year's project, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn franchisees have teamed up again with Rebuilding Together, the signature cause of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, to help a homeowner in need through the Rebuilding Dreams project. Through several weeks of online voting, consumers were able to select one of four deserving finalists, to have their house repaired and renovated. After thousands of votes, the winner of the 2011 Rebuilding Dreams project is Ms. Delois of Detroit, Michigan.
This is Ms. Delois' heartfelt story:
- Delois is 52 years old. She has lived in her home for more than 37 years. At the moment, she is the only one in the household; however, she is trying to gain custody of her grandchildren. Her grandchildren are going through a rough time currently and need a safe environment to grow up in. Children's Services is working with Delois in regards to gaining custody. She believes that she can provide an emotionally safe environment for her grandchildren, but not physically safe due to damages in her home. In order for these children to move into their grandmother's home and have a safe environment in which to grow and develop, repairs are needed on the home. Delois needs several major repairs done after a terrible house fire. These repairs will help not only this one individual, but will help the lives of children with an uncertain future. She will be able to remain in her neighborhood and raise her grandchildren in a place that is not only emotionally safe, but physically safe as well.
As the winning homeowner, Ms. Delois will have her house renovated on October 21, 2011, kicking off national "Make a Difference Day" by Rebuilding Together volunteers as well as Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand hotel owners and staff.
After the voting period for the Rebuilding Dreams project recently concluded, Choice Hotels also offered consumers who voted the chance to win a sweepstakes package to participate in the project efforts. One lucky voting winner will receive airfare for two to Detroit where the project will be held, participation on the project, hotel accommodations for two nights, and spending money.
For more information about Ms. Delois and the Rebuilding Dreams project, visit www.choicehotels.com/rebuildingtogether.
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
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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