Hotels with Heart campaign yields over 600 items

From left, Toria Gilewala of the Downtown Day Center, Brenda Whitson of the Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau and Capt. Michael and Laura Cox of the Salvation Army stand in front of over 600 items donated by 11 Johnson City hotels during the latest Hotels with Heart drive. PHOTO BY DAVE ONGIE

Eleven Johnson City hotels collected more than 600 blankets, socks and gloves during the Hotels with Heart campaign that took place Dec. 9-22.

Through this project, hoteliers aimed to make an impact on the community and help serve the less fortunate this winter. During the two-week campaign, hoteliers collected more than 200 blankets, 400 pairs of socks and 40 pairs of gloves.

All donations were presented to the Salvation Army of Johnson City and the Downtown Day Center at Courtyard Marriott. Hoteliers, Convention & Visitors Bureau staff and representatives from the Salvation Army and Downtown Day Center were in attendance for the presentation.

Participating hotels include: Carnegie Hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Comfort Suites, Best Western, Quality Inn Downtown, Hampton Inn, and Sleep Inn.


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