Concord Hospitality’s Annual Share Day Project Focuses on Devastated Families in Wake of Oklahoma Tornados

  Concord Hospitality’s Annual Share Day Project Focuses on Devastated
  Families in Wake of Oklahoma Tornados

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- June 12, 2013

Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the nation’s leading hotel
developer/owner/operators, its affiliate hotels and Feed The Children (FTC), a
non-profit, worldwide relief organization based in Oklahoma City, Okla.,
rallied once again for their fifth annual Share Day, volunteer event,
organized in eight cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Share Day brings together some 400 hotel employees to distribute approximately
40 tons of donated food and sundries to needy families in the communities
where Concord operates hotels. The donations provide non-perishable food and
essentials like toilet paper and personal hygiene items sufficient to sustain
a family of four for one week. In all, approximately 3,200 families were
served.

Share Day is the culmination of year-long fundraising and community outreach
events led by Concord associates across North America to fund the
transportation of the food and sundries to the 8 distribution sites. Concord
has donated nearly $300,000 since the inception of Share Day in 2009. This
year, associates at 90 Concord affiliated hotels raised more than $65,000 to
fund FTC transportation costs. The company also recently made an emergency
$5,000 donation to assist with tornado relief in Oklahoma.

“When disasters like Hurricane Sandy and the recent tornadoes in FTC’s home
state of Oklahoma strike, the devastating impact affecting thousands of
families is top of mind for all of us,” said Mark G. Laport, president and CEO
of Concord. “But, it’s important to remember that every day, in our own cities
and neighborhoods, families still struggle with basic needs. Our year-round
fundraising, culminating in a company-wide display of awareness and
commitment, keeps us mindful of the need that constantly exists in our own
back yards.”

“We sincerely appreciate Concord Hospitality and their employees for helping
families in need and helping to spread awareness of childhood hunger across
the country,” said Feed The Children president and CEO Kevin Hagan. “Efforts
like these in the community will help to improve the quality of life for
everyone.”

Concord Hospitality Share Day locations were:

  *Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  *Springfield, Ohio
  *Pittsburgh, Pa.
  *Houston, Texas
  *Oklahoma City, Okla.
  *Raleigh, N.C.
  *Saddle brook, N.J.
  *Tampa Florida

About Feed the Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources
for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited
charity, Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S.,
providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing
meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance
each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1,200 local partner
agencies. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.

About Concord Hospitality

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and
development company based in Raleigh, N.C., manages more than 90 hotels
offering more than 12,600 guest rooms in 22 states and two Canadian provinces.
The company operates hotels and resorts under such well-known industry elite
brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, InterContinental Hotels Group,
and Choice Hotels, as well as select independent boutique hotels. Formed in
1985, Concord recently was listed as one of the top management companies in
the nation by independent sources, and has received some of the industry’s
most prestigious honors including Developer of the Year for Marriott, Hyatt
and Choice Hotels. Concord also is an eight-time winner of Marriott’s
Partnership Circle award and in 2013 was honored to be the recipient of
Marriott’s inaugural Spirit to Preserve Award. Concord properties are some of
the most awarded hotels in the country, having won nearly 100 top honors in
the past two years alone. For more information, visit www.concordhotels.com.

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Contact:

Daly Gray, Inc.
Chris Daly, Lauralee Dobbins
703-435-6293
Lauralee@dalygray.com
 
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