FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew kewr@glance.net 207-602-8500 Greg Dugal Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 MAINE INNKEEPERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES ANNUAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER WITH 50% OFF ROOM RATES Innkeepers entice visitors to Maine by slashing spring rates to raise funds for Maine Chapters of Habitat for Humanity Freeport ME –February 2 2012 – Innkeepers all over the state of Maine will once again cut their rates by 50% in May to support “Hospitality for Habitat” an annual Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) program designed to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity announced MEIA Executive Director Greg Dugal. This year participating Innkeepers will reduce their room rates by half between April 25 and May 23 2012 for any guest willing to write a tax deductible donation check made out to Habitat for Humanity for $35. Hospitality for Habitat has raised close to $100000 to help build homes for deserving Maine families since the program began in 2004. Each year participating Innkeepers and their guests have been able to increase the donation made to Habitat for Humanity. In 2011 the association raised $17000 for the 9 Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity. “Despite a few years of challenging economic conditions the program continues to be a huge success” stated Dugal. “Innkeepers and guests both enjoy giving back to Maine communities knowing that every dollar donated goes directly towards building a home for a Maine family. And it is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to enjoy some of Maine’s finest properties at greatly reduced rates.” To take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to Habitat for Humanity while experiencing some of Maine’s finest inns hotels and B&B’s 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 25 and May 23th 2012 should be made in advance and donations for $35 should be given to the Innkeeper made in the form of a check and written out to Habitat for Humanity. Every dollar donated will be given to the 9 Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity to help build homes. 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 300000 houses around the world providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3000 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. 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.