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11th Annual Maine Innkeepers Association Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Breaks Previous Records

6/30/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207 602 8500 Greg Dugal, Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association 207-213-2060 11th Annual Maine Innkeepers Association Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Breaks Previous Records Freeport, ME – June 30, 2014 – The 11th annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser sponsored by the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) raised a record $19,000. for Habitat for Humanity announced Greg Dugal, President and CEO of MEIA. Hospitality for Habitat is a program designed to bring visitors to Maine in the spring by offering accommodation at half the usual rate in exchange for a $35. donation to Habitat for Humanity. Contributions were received by Steve Bolton, President of Habitat for Humanity of Maine, and Suanne Lindgren, wife of the late Richard Lindgren who many knew as the face of Habitat. 100% of the funds will be divided among the organization's 10 chapters across the state to help build homes regionally. Together, Maine Innkeepers and their guests have raised $120,000. for Habitat for Humanity projects in the state since the program began. “The ongoing commitment by Maine Innkeepers Association and its members gives our organization the encouragement to continue working toward the elimination of substandard housing here in Maine,” said Bolton. “It was an honor to accept the Maine Innkeepers Hospitality for Habitat donation,” stated Lindgren. “Connecting with the Innkeepers each year was one of Richard’s favorite tasks in his role with Habitat. He truly enjoyed meeting with and updating the Maine Innkeepers with the good things Habitat was able to do accomplish with their donation. I am blessed to be able to fill in for him.” The top fundraiser this year was the Village by the Sea in Wells with General Manager Gail Phillips and her staff raising $6,885. They were followed by the Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit who raised $2,185, Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport with $1,925 and the Newcastle Inn with $1640. “We are delighted to have once again surpassed last year's contributions to Habitat for Humanity,” stated Dugal. “And we hope this collaboration between Innkeepers and their guests will continue to raise more money every spring to help build homes here in Maine.” Photo: Suanne Lindgren accepts the donation checks from the Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser from President and CEO of the Maine Innkeepers Association, Greg Dugal. About the Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Association, a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors, represents nearly 700 B&Bs, camps, cottages, hotels, inns, motels and resorts across Maine, and their suppliers. Through communication, education, promotion and government affairs, the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Maine Innkeepers Association is located in Freeport, ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com About Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter, they helped build and had bought with the assistance of no-profit, zero-interest mortgages. More information can be found online at www.habitat.org.


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