The Residence Inn by Marriott in Rochester, managed by Buffalo Lodging Associates, will be undergoing renovation on April 28,2014. Four buildings will be removed, containing eight suites each. By the spring of 2015, Residence Inn Rochester will have undergone a complete re-vitalization of its new four-story building. Transformed upscale guestrooms will be designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of contemporary travelers.
Prior to the demolition, Residence Inn Rochester will be donating cabinets, countertops, water tanks, bath tubs, furniture and other useful guest room items to Flower City Habitat for Humanity. Both Buffalo Lodging and Habitat for Humanity share a common mission to contribute to a green community, by making use of good home accessories and building supplies, rather than adding to ever-expanding landfills. This comes at a special time of year for both organizations, as they celebrate Earth Day.
“When we heard about Earth Day’s ‘A Billion Acts of Green,’ we knew we wanted to be a part of that movement,” stated Julio Velez , general manager of Residence In Rochester. A Billion Acts of Green was Earth Day’s theme in 2011 and has continued to be part of their mission. “We are fortunate to be in a position where we are able to help others. Habitat for Humanity is a great organization that makes it really easy for us to do great acts for our community. It’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day.”
The Flower City Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate poverty and inadequate housing in the community. Their pursuit to create “A world where everyone has a decent place to live” is simple but essential to the wellbeing of our neighbors. Searching the most desperate neighborhoods, Habitat for Humanity builds new homes out of reclaimed materials for people in need. To date, the Flower City Habitat for Humanity has built or restored over 200 homes and is one of the northeastern United States’ largest branches. Their policy to defer judgment and discrimination, and provide zero-interest 30-year mortgages, generates hope and brings people together in selfless duty.