Marriott Build Day

13:19:33 – 11/08/2009

Armenia Marriott Hotel staff members joined Fuller Center for Housing
Armenia beneficiary family on the building site in the village of
Haytagh, Armavir region.

Armenia Marriott Hotel associates including Management and Hourly
staff were in the village of Haytagh to help build a house for a
disadvantaged family. A group consisting of 12 staff members did not
waste an opportunity to help Arshakyan family to get their first
ever house and a possibility to raise their children in safe and
healthy conditions.

Sub-standard housing is all too common in Armenia. Many families live
in deteriorated housing, in cramped quarters with inadequate water
and heat. These families are unable to purchase their own homes,
as they do not have sufficient income to save to pay for the entire
house cost up front.

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia provides these families long term
interest free loans and which is more important encourages volunteers
to join the beneficiary families build with them shoulder to shoulder.

"This joint effort once more demonstrated that core values and
culture are the ideals that serve as the foundation of all aspects
of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve" said Ami Miron, the General Manager
of Armenia Marriott Hotel. "The Spirit to Serve the community is
demonstrated every day by associate and corporate support of local,
national, and international initiatives and programs". Serving
the community is an important part of doing business ‘the Marriott
Way.’ "We pledge that every Marriott community will be a better place
to live and work because we are there". JW Marriott Jr.

Fuller Center for Housing Armenia believes that the core values of
Marriott Inc. are related to those of the organization, as both of
them are widely involved in community developing activities.

"It is very encouraging to see that a corporation like Marriott INC is
joining FCH Armenia in the common goal to make life in our communities
more comfortable and decent for everyone. I believe that the Armenia
Marriott Hotel build day will become a wonderful example of serving
our communities and landing hand to the families, deprived of basic
dwelling. It is also very symbolic to see that hospitality -Business
Company cares of those who need a place to spend safe nights and
to build safe future for their children, said Ashot Yeghiazaryan,
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia president.