BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 200 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotels extend their hospitality this fall by providing families with a fresh start. In its 17th year of supporting Habitat for Humanity International, Fairfield celebrates its silver anniversary in a big way by giving back to the communities that have supported the brand for a quarter century. Across North America, nearly 2,500 associates representing almost 230 hotels rallied together with local Habitat affiliates to provide safe and affordable housing to those in need. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121105/NE06014LOGO) This past October, Fairfield Inn & Suites continued its long-lasting commitment to the brand's Hospitality at Home® program by participating in the third annual Rally to Serve ™ month-long event, benefitting Habitat for Humanity. Fairfield associates, owners, franchisees and guests, representing nearly 50 states and Canadian provinces, helped build homes, donated products from hotel renovations, made financial contributions and volunteered countless hours at local Habitat ReStores, which sell quality used, surplus building materials and furnishings to raise money for local builds. "This has been a big year for Fairfield Inn & Suites as it marks a milestone in our brand's history, and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than to give back to the communities that have supported us for two and a half decades," said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. "Carrying on with our annual tradition, Fairfield associates have extended the hospitality and service that our brand is known for, providing a brighter future for those in need." In addition to sponsoring and building homes, Fairfield associates also hosted and participated in a number of volunteer and fundraising activities to support the Habitat for Humanity cause, including working at the Habitat pumpkin patch, joining in a 5K walk, serving the Fairfield breakfast at numerous builds and participating in a Habitat golf tournament.