As part of its ongoing partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO), more than 20 Homewood Suites by Hilton team members came together to build 500 travel-themed care packages for the U.S. military and their families.
“Military personnel travel frequently and spend much of their time waiting, particularly when connecting military and commercial flights. This program with the USO offers Homewood Suites the opportunity to provide refreshment and relaxation, and say thank you to those who serve our country,” said Christian Kuhn, vice president of marketing, Homewood Suites by Hilton. “Because we personally know how hectic travel can be, we hope to alleviate stress for the men and women who serve, and also their families who are traveling with them.”
Homewood Suites’ “Make a Travel Moment” program is a continuation of last year’s “Make a Moment” effort in which the brand helped 10 USO centers across the country recreate moments that were missed by military families. The care packages will include items to provide necessary relaxation and refreshment, as well as individual messages of thanks written by the Homewood Suites team members. The complete care packages will then be distributed at five USO Airport Centers across the U.S.
“Last year, more than seven million troops and military families visited USO centers to relax, connect with loved ones and enjoy our programs,” said Christy Hartsell, USO Vice President of Corporate Alliances. “We are grateful for Homewood Suites’ generosity. These care packages will remind our men and women in uniform that we appreciate their service and their sacrifice.
The brand’s military support campaign is also part of Hilton Worldwide’s wider commitment, Operation: Opportunity, a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans over the next five years and donate millions of Hilton HHonors points to assist job-seeking veterans.
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