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PALM BEACH COUNTY OFFERS ASSISTANCE WITH HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hotels and Others Supplying Rooms, Food and Support

 PALM BEACH COUNTY OFFERS ASSISTANCE WITH HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
 Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hotels and Others
 Supplying Rooms, Food and Support
 PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, acting on behalf of the American Hotel and Motel Association, Palm Beach County Chapter, and the Palm Beach County Emergency Management Office, is working with a number of hotels and County-based businesses to assist and expedite hurricane relief efforts currently underway. Virtually undamaged by the storm, Palm Beach County is lending its own good fortune to those in need.
 On Friday, August 28, 1992, the County's Convention and Visitors Bureau distributed a memo to members of the hotel community requesting complimentary rooms and meals for out of town volunteers such as law enforcement, medical, Red Cross and transportation personnel. As of 9 a.m. this morning, the below-listed hotels had already responded with the following offers:
 -- The Jupiter Beach Resort is donating 10 percent of room inventory
 (20 rooms) as well as reasonable food and beverage for the
 duration of the efforts.
 -- The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach has offered 15 guest rooms as
 well as food and beverage for the duration of the relief
 effort.
 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach has worked in conjunction with
 Parson's landscape to transport truckloads of donated food and
 supplies to the affected area.
 -- The Boca Raton Resort & Club has launched a massive effort
 to deliver by volunteer employees food, water, ice, cooking
 equipment and supplies to 1,000 - 1,300 people each day.
 Additionally, staff is sent to prepare meals, and staff
 donations of diapers, cereal, canned goods and more have been
 given to the Red Cross. Finally, $25,000 in cash has been
 donated to various relief organizations.
 -- The Palm Beach Hilton and its staff have contributed food
 and supplies through the Barnett Bank organization.
 Additionally, a collection among employees has been taken and
 the hotel expects to contribute $800+ in cash on Friday,
 September 4, 1992.
 -- The Palm Beach Gardens Marriott has been heavily involved
 with all South Florida Marriots in relief efforts, including
 lending the use of space to the Red Cross, housing Marriott
 employees from affected areas, offering a reduced room rate
 for Florida Power & Light's relocations of homeless survivors
 and sending supplies to the Marriotts being used as shelters.
 -- Embassy Suites, Palm Beach Shores has donated 2
 complimentary suites and breakfasts until September 30, 1992.
 While these hotels are the first to respond to the request, additional offers are expected and will be reported.
 -0- 9/1/92
 /CONTACT: Jennifer Clark of Palm Beach County, 800-833-5733, or Amy Curtis of Hill and Knowlton, Inc., 212-697-5600, for Palm Beach County/ CO: Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau ST: Florida IN: LEI SU:


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