The Marco Island Marriott employees celebrated “Spirit To Serve Our Communities Day” by volunteering time Wed., May 21, to prepare and serve lunch to all first responders and emergency personnel for the city of Marco Island. This effort is part of Marriott International’s worldwide initiative that enlists 325,000 employees at headquarters and from more than 3,800 managed and franchised lodging properties in 74 countries to deliver community service through volunteerism. Business leaders from all Marriott brands and businesses have pledged to dedicate a day to helping others during or close to the third week of May.
Marriott General Manager Rick Medwedeff said, “By giving associates the opportunity to give back to their local areas, we carry on our company’s eighty-six year history and deep commitment to community involvement. We want to help make Marco Island and every community where Marriott operates, a better place to live and work.”
In honor of the companies worldwide “Spirit to Serve Communities Day,” the Marco Island Marriott’s Spirit to Serve Team went to the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Station and prepared an old fashion lunch with grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixings for the city’s fire and rescue, law enforcement and other first responders and emergency personnel.
MIFRD Chief Mike Murphy Fire Rescue said, “The Fire-Rescue personnel are extremely appreciative of the Marriott’s recognition by their Spirit to Serve Community Day. The Marco Island Marriott is a true community partner and service business not only to our visitors but to those that also serve them.”