ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH) announced today that its employees will be spending the day rebuilding and renovating Interfaith Works Wilkins Avenue Women's Shelter in partnership with housing organization, Rebuilding Together. This deepens Choice Hotels' commitment to Montgomery County and the City of Rockville.
Interfaith Works Wilkins Avenue Women's Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency which houses 65 women with nowhere else to turn, providing shelter, food, and social services to help them gain independence.
"Providing for those in need of shelter makes sense to us as a hotel company," said Steve Joyce, President and CEO of Choice Hotels International. "Our associates are very excited to help Interfaith Works create a safe and comfortable housing environment for those in need."This is another way Choice Hotels is contributing to the local Rockville community. In the fall of 2012, Choice Hotels provided support to InterFaith Works Clothing Center, also in partnership with Rebuilding Together, Choice Hotels' signature cause. "Our associates want to take real action to show how serious we are about supporting the local community and so we're giving them the day away from the office to do just that," continues Joyce. Teams of Choice Hotels' associates will assist with tasks such as replacing and installing new mattresses, constructing outdoor benches, installing individual cork boards, landscaping, light carpentry work and more. About Rebuilding Together Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes community starts at 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 187 local affiliates completed 10,400 rebuild projects in 2012 thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us – visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. About Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2013, 371 hotels, representing more than 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 84 hotels, representing approximately 7,200 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 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, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide. All hotels are independently owned and operated. Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges rewards program. With more than 18 million members worldwide, is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry.