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Voting Opens on 3rd Annual Rebuilding Dreams Project, Sponsored by the Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn Brands of Choice Hotels International

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August 23, 2012

Voting Opens on 3rd Annual Rebuilding Dreams Project, Sponsored by the Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn Brands of Choice Hotels International

Vote Now! 2012 Rebuilding Dreams Project Sponsored by Econo Lodge? and Rodeway Inn?

Vote here: www.choicehotels.com/en/rebuildingtogether

For the 3rd consecutive year, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn have teamed up again with Rebuilding Together, the signature cause partner of Choice Hotels International, for the Rebuilding Dreams project. Rebuilding Together is the largest non-profit organization in the country that focuses on preserving affordable housing and rehabilitating the homes of low-income homeowners and non-profits nationwide.

This year, 4 Rebuilding Together affiliates, representing 4 very deserving non-profit organizations across the country will compete to win the opportunity to have their non-profit rehabilitated by Rebuilding Together and Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn. The winning organization will be rehabilitated on October 25, 2012 by Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn volunteers, kicking off national ?Make a Difference Day.”

Vote today for your favorite project and help Choice Hotels International make dreams come true for a deserving non-profit organization. Check back here for more information on the winning organization and thank you for your vote!

Project 1: Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth (HANDY), Fort Lauderdale, FL

Serving more than 1,000 abused, neglected and disadvantaged youth, ranging in age from birth to 23 the main one story building is in desperate need of rehabilitation. Although the structure of the building is sound, the interior is very dated and is in need of upgrades and renovations throughout. HANDY has become a place to turn to where children faced with life struggles can feel valued and respected.

Project 2: Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), Sacramento, CA

With a staff of 40 and a volunteer force of more than 5,000, SFBFS provides free emergency goods and services to nearly 20,000 men, women and children each month. To move families toward self-sufficiency, grocery items such as dairy, meat, vegetables and fruit are distributed instead of hot meals. In an effort to combat many of the health ailments facing families in their community, SFBFS also partners with agencies to provide health screenings such as blood pressure, blood glucose tests and cholesterol screenings at each food distribution.

Project 3: Urban Underground, Milwaukee, WI

Since its inception, Urban Underground has been nationally recognized for its efforts to provide youth and teens with critical opportunities to develop life-skills through youth-led community engagement efforts. Their mission is to promote a new generation of young leaders committed to building safe and sustainable communities. Since 2005, Urban Underground has built a full recording studio, art lab, training center, community meeting space, replaced the roof and boiler, but they still have a long way to go to make critical improvements to their facility.

Project 4: C.E. McGruder Family Resource Center, Nashville, TN

Founded in 2003, the C.E. McGruder Family Resource Center (FRC), is a collaborative effort between Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center and the United Way to strengthen the families in the local area, serving more than 6,000 people annually. The McGruder FRC is in need of rehabilitating its facility to better serve the local families and children.

Source: Rebuilding Together

Learn more about each of the projects and cast your vote here: www.choicehotels.com/en/rebuildingtogether

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