Gaylord Hotels STARS are proud and honored to be able to help the families of our military in this way. - Amy Atkinson, vice president of marketing and public relations, Gaylord Hotels
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 21, 2011
Gaylord Hotels will help provide a “home away from home” for members of the U.S., military and their families through its partnership with the Fisher House Foundation this November. As the featured Rooms for Good charity in November, the Fisher House Foundation will receive 10 percent of proceeds raised through a special package rate available at all four Gaylord Hotels properties.
“Gaylord Hotels STARS are proud and honored to be able to help the families of our military in this way,” said Amy Atkinson, vice president of marketing and public relations, Gaylord Hotels. “We created our Rooms for Good program so that we could benefit a variety of important charities while conducting our business each month. Assisting the families of those who protect our freedom hits close to home for many of us.”
The Fisher House Foundation provides housing to the families of military men and women who are hospitalized because of an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. With at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center throughout the country, the program servers more than 12,000 families every year, and has to-date made available more than 3.5 million days of lodging to family members since the program launched in 1990. Constantly growing, the Fisher House Foundation constructs new homes, continues to support existing Fisher Houses, and helps military families in need. The Foundation also administers and sponsors Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and is co-sponsor of the Newman’s Own Award.
The Rooms for Good package rate starts at $179* per couple/per night, based on availability. It includes one night’s accommodations at one of Gaylord Hotels’ four resorts, located in the Washington, D.C. metro area; just outside of Orlando, Fla., in Kissimmee; in Nashville, Tenn.; and in the Dallas/Ft. Worth-area.
Rooms for Good is a co-operative marketing and fundraising program that features a different charity each month. In addition to raising money for non-profit organizations, Gaylord Hotels raises awareness of the cause through its advertising, public relations and social media platforms.
For more information and to book a Rooms for Good getaway, visit http://www.RoomsForGood.com.
About Gaylord Hotels®
Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale, resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; and Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland. Gaylord Hotels is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit: http://www.GaylordHotels.com.
About Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The Fisher Houses are 5,000 to 16,800 square-foot homes, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs, where families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis.
Located in close proximity to the medical center or hospital it serves, each Fisher House consists of between 8 and 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with a library and toys for children. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is no fee to stay in a Fisher House. Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an estimated $165 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members. To date, Hero Miles has provided over 24,000 airline tickets to our military and their families. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
*The rate varies at each resort and excludes tax, parking and resort fee. More information is available at http://www.RoomsForGood.com.
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