Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn Sponsor Rebuilding Dreams Contest for National "Make a Difference Day"
OAKLAND PARK, Fla., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit who believes in a safe and healthy home for every person, has once again teamed up with Choice Hotels' Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotel owners, to help community centers in need through the Rebuilding Dreamsproject.
Rebuilding Together Broward County is one of four Rebuilding Together projects eligible to win renovations and repairs for a deserving community center, based on America's vote. Volunteers from Rebuilding Together, the Econo Lodge Franchisee Association and the Rodeway Inn Owners Association will repair the community center which receives the most votes.
Rebuilding Together Broward County has chosen Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth (HANDY). HANDY is a local nonprofit organization that caters to abused, neglected and disadvantaged youth. They serve more than 1,300 children a year ranging in age from birth to 23 years. They offer several programs ranging from education, youth development and economic self-sufficiency. Their programs are provided at their main office, a one story building in desperate need of rehabilitation.
Although the structure of the building is sound, the interior of the building is very dated and is need of upgrades and renovations throughout. Specifically the areas that are used by the youngest could use a tremendous amount of support.
Voting begins on Aug. 23 and closes on Sept. 14. The winner will be announced on Sept. 17. In addition to Rebuilding Together Broward County, the other homeowner projects are in Milwaukee, Sacramento, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn.
Additionally, there will be a sweepstakes for consumers who cast votes during the Rebuilding Dreams contest. At the end of the contest, one voter will be drawn as the sweepstakes winner, receiving:
Round trip airfare for two to the city where the project is held
Participation on the project on October 25
Hotel accommodations for two nights
$500 in spending money
For more information on the Rebuilding Dreamscontest and to cast your vote today, visit ChoiceHotels.com/RebuildingTogether. Make sure to cast your vote and make a difference for one community in need!
About Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy 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 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us – visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
About Rebuilding Together Broward County: Since 2003, Rebuilding Together Broward County has been one of over 200 affiliates serving 955 cities and towns across the nation. We strive to preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled and veterans, live in comfort, safety and independence. Our goal is to make a sustainable impact in partnership with communities.
About Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,000 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories. As of June 30, 2010, more than 580 hotels are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 47,000 rooms, and approximately 100 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in 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.
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