Hilton Grand Vacations Donates $170K Across Three Charities
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hilton Grand Vacations donated money to three charities based in the brand’s home town of Orlando. Donations are in support of the recovery efforts made towards the tragic event at the Pulse nightclub in June.
The resort company donated $100,000 to the OneOrlando Fund, $10,000 to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, and $10,000 to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. The Zebra Coalition also received an in-kind donation valued at more than $50,00.
“We wanted to help in ways that were the most impactful, and donating to the nonprofits that supported our community and therefore had their resources nearly exhausted was just one way,” says Mark Wang, Hilton Grand Vacations president. “We have more than 3,000 team members in Orlando, and we knew another way to make a big difference was to ensure we took the best care of our people, including immediate and ongoing individual and small group counseling as well as leader training.”
HGV also donated a variety of items including thousands of bottled waters, ribbons and candies. Volunteers from the companies have helped organize local vigils, while the brand has offered complimentary rooms to family members of the victims. HGV has also organized a pet supply drive of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and have set up a raffle for owners and guests of their resorts, the proceeds of which will go to the OneOrlando Fund.
HGV has established Team Member Resource Groups for their employees in order to increase awareness, understanding, and engagement of diversity amongst the community.
“We are incredibly thankful for and proud of our TMRG efforts – the passion and dedication of the leaders and members keep us closely connected with ways we can make a real difference across our community and our company,” says Wang.
For more information on Hilton Grand Vacations and how you can get involved with one of the charities they support, please visit their website.