CAPTION: Relief packages being delivered.
(NATADOLA, FIJI) Friday 22 February 2013 – The InterContinental Hotels Group management company behind InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, have provided over 10 tonnes of essential supplies to the Cyclone Evan-affected communities surrounding the resort. In the past, IHG’s charity, Shelter in a Storm, has provided disaster relief in aid of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, Christchurch’s earthquakes, the flooding in Bangkok, the 2012 floods in Fiji and now Cyclone Evan.
InterContinental Fiji believes that providing assistance in times of disaster aligns with the role of hotels in our communities.
“We have a responsibility to our people to provide relief – a refuge for people in times of need, “says General Manager, Scott Williams. “By providing relief we can have a positive affect on the stability and safety of our communities.”
Village communities who received relief packages this week include Naidiri, Malomalo, Sanasana, Nalele, Navisabasaba, Vusama, Batiri and Togobula. By the end of this week these villages and over 430 households have collectively received over 10,000kg of food and essential supplies from the resort.
Recognizing the opportunity to use their network of resorts & hotels across the world for good, IHG set up the Shelter Fund and established a partnership with CARE International to provide relief to communities following natural and manmade disasters. The program fundraises in anticipation of disasters; enabling teams across the world to take immediate and effective action to help communities in crisis.
“We are the ‘people’s resort’ because caring for the people of Fiji is at the core of how we do business,” says Mr. Williams. “We are committed to our community in Fiji through good times and bad, and are pleased to provide relief to those affected by Cyclone Evan.”