In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, this week, more than 17 volunteers from Embassy Suites Chattanooga - Hamilton Place are packing meals at the Chattanooga Food Bank. Community service is a tradition embedded in Hilton Worldwide’s culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across 10 distinct brands and 4,000 properties. Embassy Suites Chattanooga - Hamilton Place’s efforts are a part of Hilton Worldwide’s week-long celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where we live, work and travel, which this year includes hundreds of hands-on service projects globally.
“The Embassy Suites Chattanooga - Hamilton Place team is honored to partner with the Chattanooga Food Bank to help ensure that our community has ample access healthy food,” said Paul Mezick, general manager at The Embassy Suites Chattanooga - Hamilton Place. “The Chattanooga Food Bank is a great organization with ties throughout the region and it is with great pleasure that we are working in a collective effort to deliver food to families in and around Chattanooga. We will join together in celebration of service to make a difference and help make a positive impact on our community.”
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank is pleased to be working with a group of passionate volunteers from Embassy Suites Chattanooga - Hamilton Place. During their day of caring, Embassy Suites Chattanooga - Hamilton Place Team Members will be sorting through thousands of pounds of products that will benefit several programs. Volunteers such as this group are critical in the fight to end hunger. Through their support, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank is able to provide meals to over 20,000 people every week.
“We absolutely love when a company can generously donate their time. Through their hard work, we can accomplish more in one day than our staff would be able to accomplish in a full week without support. The work put in by Embassy Suites Chattanooga - Hamilton Place will truly have an impact on their community, and that impact can be felt immediately by not only us but also our partner agencies and clients,” said Jonathan Evans, Community Engagement manager.
Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together team members from across Hilton Worldwide's corporate offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company’s connections with its communities and bringing it closer together as a global team.
During Global Week of Service, team members will be encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality through a variety of channels. Photos and stories from Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service events will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account throughout the week.
In 2012, during Hilton Worldwide’s inaugural Global Week of Service, team members at more than 600 properties and offices completed more than 800 volunteer projects in 401 cities across the company’s global footprint. The projects focused on engaging Team Members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to travel with purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 1,200 service projects.