Last year, the American Red Cross responded to nearly 200 disaster calls in the region, many of them leaving people without a place to live. Red Cross volunteers respond to house/apartment fires most often, leaving many families homeless unexpectedly.
The ‘Rooms For Red Cross’ campaign plays a key role in helping disaster victims get back on their feet and give them a warm place to stay. In addition, these rooms will be used on occasion for military personnel in need of lodging during an emergency situation.
“We are so proud to be a part of this program,” said April Eskelson, Sales Manager at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fargo. “Providing a warm place to stay for those that need it means a great deal to us.”
22 hotels in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area have come together to donate over 180 rooms for 2013. These rooms will go to those in need throughout the calendar year.
Participating hotels include: Airport/Dome Days Inn, AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Arbuckle Lodge, Best Western Doublewood Inn, Best Western Plus Kelly Inn & Suites, Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead, Days Inn Fargo West Acres, Fargo Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Howard Johnson Inn, Kelly Inn 13th Avenue, Mainstay Suites, Radisson Hotel, Ramada Plaza & Suites, Red Roof Inn, Rodeway Inn, Staybridge Suites, Super 8 Motel & Suites, and the Wingate by Windham.
“We simply cannot thank these lodging partners enough,” said Judy Green, Red Cross Regional CEO. “Their willingness to partner with the Red Cross on this initiative is critical for our mission of assisting those affected by disaster.”