FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207 602 8500 Greg Dugal CEO & President Maine Innkeepers Association 207-213-2060 Maine Innkeepers Association Annual Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity is Most Successful Year Ever Augusta ME – July 14 2015…..The Maine Innkeepers annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity was the most successful to date announced Greg Dugal President and CEO of the Maine Innkeepers Association. The program which offers visitors to Maine a 50% reduction on spring room rates in return for a $35 donation to Habitat for Humanity raised $23000. to help build or repair homes for Maine families. According to Dugal this year’s results were simply amazing as the fundraiser was $4000 ahead of last year’s contributions. “The combined effort of Innkeepers and visitor’s to Maine has resulted in a huge increase in donations. The program has been around long enough that more travelers are making annual plans to visit some of Maine’s best Inns resorts hotels or B&B’s in the early spring to take advantage of huge discounts while supporting an important cause.” This year’s contributions will be given to representatives of the York County Habitat for Habitat chapter and shared equally with chapters all around the state. On top of the increase in donations Maine Innkeepers were recognized by Downeast Magazine in their July issues for the ‘Best Feel Good Lodging Deal’ the award stating that “Hotel pillows feel fluffier when you know your stay has a positive impact.” Leading the donations raised this year was the Village by the Sea in Wells where G.M. Gail Phillips and her staff raised $7115 followed by the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport at $3612 Newcastle Inn in Newcastle with $2765 and the Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit with $1965. More than $153000 has been raised since the program began 2004 for Habitat projects in Maine. About Maine Innkeepers Association: The Maine Innkeepers Association is a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors. Through communication education promotion and government affairs the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Website: www.maineinns.com About Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity International based in Americus Ga. is a global nonprofit housing organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing with more than 1500 local affiliates in the US and 70 national organizations worldwide. Habitat has served more than 800000 families since 1983 by building and improving homes around the world serving more than 4 million people in more than 3000 communities with safe decent affordable shelter they helped build or repair bought with the assistance of no-profit zero-interest mortgages. More information can be found online at www.habitat.org. # # #