BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, the humanitarian crisis has continued to worsen. We are deeply concerned for the more than 4 million people who have fled Ukraine for safety in neighboring countries, millions more displaced within the country’s borders, and countless others impacted by the fighting. Associates across the company continue to organize and respond to help those in need. Supporting the communities in which we operate has always been part of Marriott International’s culture and the company has a long history of working with numerous international organizations in support of refugees and displaced people globally.
Marriott Bonvoy members can donate points here to join us in supporting relief efforts. Marriott Bonvoy will be matching donations point-for-point for World Central Kitchen and UNICEF up to 100 million points donated this year. To date, over 46 million Marriott Bonvoy points have been donated.
We are undertaking relief efforts of our own, including many of our hotels providing accommodations and supplies to refugees fleeing their homes. Our hotels and associates have raised over $1.7 million in cash and in-kind donations. More than 80 of our hotels in neighboring countries have signed up to provide free hotel stays for refugees through Hospitality Helps, donating over 11,000 free room nights to date.
In addition to Marriott International’s commitment to deploy $1 million in support of impacted associates, their families, and communities in the region, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has donated $1 million to support associates and organizations on the ground, including UNICEF, World Central Kitchen, International Rescue Committee, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, La Strada, and the International Organization for Migration, as they provide services and relief to those impacted by the crisis. We have deployed internal disaster relief funding for associates and their families who have left Ukraine to assist with resettlement aid, including food vouchers, transportation assistance, medical, and legal support.
We deplore the suffering and loss of life. While we hope for a peaceful resolution, we remain committed to serving those in need.
Source: Marriott International, Inc.