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Hospitality Heartline
Comfort Inn By Choice Hotels & "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" Join Forces With Rebuilding Together To Build Homes In Miami
This year, Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels and "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" skipped the usual pre-game festivities to join Rebuilding Together , football stars and volunteers for the 15th annual "Kickoff to Rebuild." This highly-anticipated, charitable event occurs every year in the city of the Big Game and creates lasting impacts by revitalizing communities in need. Instead of tailgating and chili making, on February 4, more than 300 volunteers from Choice Hotels, the Miami community, celebrity guests, as well as current and former professional football players, rehabilitated seven homes and revitalized the historic neighborhood of Coconut Grove in Miami.

"We're going to Miami to work side by side with hundreds of volunteers to help families in this community, all part of our larger commitment to give back across the country," said Stephen P. Joyce, president and chief executive officer of Choice Hotels International. "At Choice Hotels, we believe hospitality extends far past the front doors of our hotels and into the communities where we live and work – this understanding has made us better hoteliers, employees and people." As this year's title sponsor, Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels brought volunteers and the legendary "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" to broadcast live on-site during the event. After an incredible morning in which volunteers and football stars worked together to make critical home repairs, provide disability access and install money-saving, energy-efficiency upgrades, there was a celebratory street party with food, local vendors, sponsors and music. The street party also provided the opportunity to collect donations to support disaster relief in Haiti.

"I'm honored to team up with Choice Hotels and Rebuilding Together to help give back to these wonderful families and also help raise donations for the people in Haiti," said Steve Harvey. "We need everyone to step up and help our fellow men, women and children both here in America and in Haiti during these most difficult times." Support Rebuilding Together's efforts in Haiti easily by texting "BUILD" to 85944 to donate $10.

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