Yesterday (Thursday, May 12th), the group of hotels along our Laurier Ave block (the L.E, Residence Inn by Marriott and Hotel Indigo Ottawa), hosted a BBQ and Bake Sale to raise some $$ for those who have lost so much in the fires of Fort McMurray. It was the collective effort of so many individuals here at the hotel and within our community. So many of our suppliers and partners gave generously of their time and services.
We came up with the idea on Monday. We shouted it out over the next few days by email and social media and went around to our neighbours with flyers and within 3 days, word of mouth got out and WOW…. amazing!!! We were overwhelmed with the turnout (around 800 people were fed) and the generosity and good will – raising over $12,000 in less than two hours. Not only our direct neighbours, but our competitor hotels, our owners, our clients and business partners, our relatives and our friends all came to lend their support. All of our staff poured out at their lunch hour and put in their $10 for their lunch…AND they baked their little hearts out to make an unbelievable bake table.
We cannot THANK YOU all enough for being such fantastic neighbours and friends! We are extremely fortunate to live in this wonderful town!