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The Holiday Inn Westbury Makes Global Outreach Efforts with Operation Christmas Child
The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island was recently asked to donate soap and some other common hotel supplies from Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child, and the Hotel gladly obliged.
The Hotel's corporate sales manager, Steff Marrero happened to have some past experience with Operation Christmas Child; therefore, Steff volunteered to turn what started out as a relatively small donation to a much more involved commitment to making a much larger impact. Steff contacted the local office of Samaritan Purse to find out how the Hotel could become a box packing location. Steff soon had 100 boxes in hand for a packing event that took place on Friday, November 21st. The Hotel purchased over $800.00 of various gift items to fill their 100 boxes. They were able to accomplish their mission in filling boxes for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 14 that will now be distributed to children in need from all over the world, specifically third world countries.
When Franklin was asked why the Hotel would get involved in the capacity they did, he replied, "We believe community outreach is our responsibility, and it is often an honor and a privilege to serve others. This of course extends beyond our own backyard, but true service has no borders. I guess being in the hospitality industry has taught us that."
Steff and Franklin will be dropping their gift filled boxes off to the local Samaritan Purse office on Monday, November 24th. When Steff was asked what motivated her, she stated, "Knowing that we have an opportunity to put a smile on children's faces is a gift in and of itself. I knew we would have the backing of the Hotel's ownership and management and we would get the job done with a team effort. We wanted to do something that has a large impact and goes beyond the ordinary. This was the perfect opportunity and season to do so."
The Holiday Inn Westbury is located at 369 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514. For more information on the Hotel visit www.hiwestburyhotel.com or call 516-997-5000. (tel:516-997-
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