Freeport, ME – July 9, 2013 – The 10th annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser sponsored by the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) raised $15,284 for Habitat for Humanity announced Greg Dugal, MEIA Executive Director.  100% of the funds raised for Habitat for Humanity will be divided among the organizations’ chapters across the state to help build homes regionally for Maine families. 

The Maine Innkeepers Association has raised over $100,000 in donation checks to help support building homes for deserving Maine families since the program began.  Hospitality for Habitat is a program which entices visitors to Maine every spring, which is traditionally a slow travel period, with 50% reductions in room rates. The program offers guests at participating Maine Innkeepers’ properties the greatly reduced rates in exchange for a $35 dollar donation check written out to Habitat for Humanity. 

 

“Maine’s 10 Habitat affiliates helped twelve Maine families build an affordable home this year,” stated Sue Inches, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Maine. “ With Maine Innkeeper’s support, we are launching a weatherization and repair program in the fall of 2013, which will help sixty Maine families to make ends meet. We really appreciate the support from the Maine Innkeepers!”

The top three fundraisers for Hospitality for Habitat were the Harrasseket Inn in Freeport, who raised $3535, the Village by the Sea in Wells raised $2805, and the Beachmere in Ogunquit raised $2215.

“We are delighted that, once again, Maine Innkeepers and their guests supported Hospitality for Habitat so generously,” stated Dugal.  “The Association loves this program as each donation can make a huge difference in a Maine family’s life, while the traveler benefits from the opportunity to visit some of states’ finest Inns, hotels, resorts and B&B’s at very low rates.”

Photo: Sue Inches, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Maine, accepts donation checks for the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser, from Greg Dugal, Executive Director MEIA. 

 

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