FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207 602 8500 Greg Dugal Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association 207-213-2060 Maine Innkeepers Association Annual Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Offers 50% off Room Rates Augusta ME –February 3 2015– Spring visitors to Maine can save 50% on their room rates while supporting Habitat for Humanity by simply participating in the Maine Innkeepers Association’s Annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser. Participating Innkeepers will offer guests half off regular room rates on designated accommodations between April 20th and May 22nd 2015 in exchange for a $35 donation to Habitat for Humanity announced Greg Dugal President and CEO of Maine Innkeepers Association. Hospitality for Habitat has been around for 12 years and has been successful in raising over $130000 to help build or winterize homes for Maine families. The program attracts visitation to Maine during a traditionally quiet shoulder season and gives guests the opportunity to experience some of the state’s finest lodging properties at greatly reduced rates. “Each year this fundraiser grows attracting more guests to Maine than previous years” stated Dugal. “Visitors seem to enjoy this opportunity to “give back’ while at the same getting terrific rates at B&B’s Hotels Inns and Resorts across the state. Their support and that of the Innkeepers helps the statewide chapters of Habitat for Humanity improve or build homes in their region.” To take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to Habitat for Humanity while experiencing the best Maine hospitality has to offer at affordable rates visit The Maine Innkeepers web page at www.maineinns.com. Click on the Hospitality for Habitat Logo for a frequently updated list of participating properties. Direct Links to each property will provide information on specific room rates availability and individual property restrictions. Reservations for accommodation between April 20th and May 22nd 2015 should be made in advance and tax deductible donations of $35 should be given to the Innkeeper in the form of a check written out to Habitat for Humanity. Every dollar donated will be given to Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for deserving families. Participating Properties to date: Bar Harbor: Graycote Inn; Mira Monte Inn. Bass Harbor: Bass Harbor Cottages and Country Inn. Blue Hill: Blue Hill Inn. Boothbay Harbor: Harbour Towne Inn; Topside Inn. Camden: Hawthorn Inn. Cape Elizabeth: Inn by the Sea. Deer Isle: Pilgrim’s Inn. Freeport: Candlebay Inn; Harraseeket Inn. Kennebunk: Inn at English Meadows. Kennebunkport: Captain Jefferds Inn; Captain Lord Mansion; Nonantum Resort. Newcastle: Newcastle Inn. Ogunquit: Beachmere Inn; Dunes on the Waterfront; Meadowmere Resort. Sebasco: Sebasco Harbor Resort. Wells: Village by the Sea Hotel; Wells Ogunquit Resort Motel. 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. 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 Augusta ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com. # # #