Fuller Center partners with Marriott in Aragatsotn build
Published: Thursday August 16, 2012
Yerevan - On August 11 Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan staff members joined Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team in Aragatsotn region, the village of Ujan helping the Avetisyan family of 4: building more than a home, building hope, building a better future.
It was winter of 2011... the sight inside the house was miserable- bare, grey walls, a room with an oven in the centre, two beds, a table and a few chairs. It's pointless even to speak about sanitary conditions, no bathroom...But it was much more painful to learn that even this one room with miserable conditions wasn't their own. The mother of the family, Larissa said that one of the villagers had given them the room temporally to live till they could build the house of their own. And for a very long time the family has been living with the fear that one day they will be left even without that one room...
For Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan this already Annual Corporate Build day has become a great team building opportunity, a good way of maintaining strong employee environment and giving back to their community - helping to eliminate poverty housing in Armenia.
"Every year we are all looking for this great opportunity to put our efforts in helping families in need. This is really a wonderful way of not only helping but seeing the results of it on the happy faces of the family members" said the general manager of the Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan Ami Miron.
"It has become a kind of dream to have a place to call HOME, where nobody can ever tell us to leave", said 12 year old family member Anie. We can proudly say that thanks to our supporters very soon the family will move to their new, decent home and the lovely girl will forever forget that fear.
Marriott International, Inc., is a leading lodging company. Its heritage can be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott. Today, Marriott International has more than 3,200 lodging properties located in the United States and 66 other countries and territories.
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The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia is working to eliminate poverty housing by providing long term, interest free loans and by assisting with volunteers helping low-income families to build simple, sustainable, affordable houses and renovate their houses. Up to now 199 families have been assisted, the construction of another 17 family houses is in progress For more information, please visit www.fullercenterarmenia.org.