Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC) associates from around the globe came together to help their fellow associates at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove located in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands left in need by Hurricanes Irma and Maria by donating much needed relief supplies. Marriott Vacations Worldwide associates “Filled the Containers” with over 10,000 pounds of basic supplies that have been difficult to find on the island since the hurricanes. In addition, the company decided to send a special surprise – all 135 associates received 4750-watt generators to help provide partial power to their homes, with full power not anticipated to be restored for many months.
“So many of our Marriott Vacations Worldwide associates were in need after the hurricanes wreaked havoc in their paths,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer. “The caring spirit of our associates and business partners was clear as we were able to fill both a 20 and a 40-foot container with generators and much needed additional donations to send to our Marriott Vacations Worldwide family in St. Thomas. I am so proud of the generosity shown by our associates over the last few months, especially when many of them were also affected personally by these storms.”
Each associate at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove received an individual care package that included toiletries, bug spray and other personal hygiene supplies. Additionally, each associate was given a generator and related accessories to provide partial power to their homes. The team also set up “Market Place” stations at the resort where associates could go “shopping” for their specific needs. These stations included a bedding station, water station, baby supply station, pet supply station, antibacterial station, cleaning supply station and food pantry stations. The remaining supplies were donated to local St. Thomas charities to help additional people on the island recover from these storms.
The caring culture is a source of pride and a key part of the company’s success. Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a global family that embodies the core values that have been the key contributors to the company’s legendary success. Mr. Marriott, Sr. would say, “Take care of your associates and they will take care of the customers,” and that commitment to business integrity continues today. Marriott Vacations Worldwide is home to approximately 11,500 associates worldwide.
About Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading global pure-play vacation ownership company, offering a diverse portfolio of quality products, programs and management expertise with over 65 resorts. Its brands include Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott. Since entering the industry in 1984 as part of Marriott International, Inc., the company earned its position as a leader and innovator in vacation ownership products. The company preserves high standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors and associates while maintaining a long-term relationship with Marriott International. For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com.