posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 03:06 AM
I thought it was a good idea.
So I sent this e-mail, to a few departments at
I suggest that others from the board cut and paste this, or write your own.
Send it to various Hotel chains for your choice. Send one, send twenty.
Maybe we can start something.
Marriott International, Inc.
September 1, 2005
To whom it may concern,
My name is xxxxxxxxxx. I prefer your hotels when I travel, and am a
member of your Marriot Rewards program. So I am sending this to you first.
The recent, tragic events in the Gulf Region of our country, made me think of something.
“Where will people stay, when they have no home, when they can’t even get to where
their home used to stand?” I’m sure some of these thousands of victims would be happy if they could even pitch a tent on their own property. They
can’t get there, and may not be allowed for weeks, months.
I am thousands of miles away, and can only offer money. But you, are nearly everywhere. Maybe you can help. Maybe you, can adopt displaced
I ask you to begin a campaign, television, radio, print, offering American hospitality.
New Orleans is famous for it’s hospitality. It’s time for all of us to pay a little back.
Please consider it, go on the air, state your plans to adopt a family, or more, at each of your hotels. If you can ask for donations from the American
public, do it, if it will help defer the cost. If airfare is required, pay for it.
This is really a national emergency, and it’s your chance to show that you care.
These people need some sense of normalcy in their lives, I think you could offer that.
I am hoping that this can grow into something bigger. That other hotel chains will come
to their senses, and jump on the bandwagon. But you will be the ones that started the ball rolling.
Thank you for taking this under consideration.