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New Moves forms partnership with Hospitality Helps

Hospitality Helps is a new initiative led by Westgate Resorts Foundation in conjunction with other hospitality partners (resorts and theme parks) , whereby they leverage the large number of open entry level positions with the homeless population seeking employment.  Through this partnership with Southern Affordable Services, Inc. (SAS) we are able to address homelessness through a more holistic approach providing not only shelter, but employment as well thereby paving the way to self-sufficiency.   

We put this partnership to work recently while moving in our 89th family.   Through this partnership Amy was able to gain employment with Westgate Resorts and a three bedroom apartment through Concord Management Limited allowing her family of five to leave the motel that had become her home.  Amy’s story caught the attention of the WFTV, a local news channel.   As featured on the news story (see link below), others came to Amy’s aid as well.  CORT Furniture donated brand new beds for each family member and First Baptist of Orlando’s “Love Orlando” paid the utility deposit for the apartment home.   Lori Trainer of Southern Affordable Services said, “If you don’t have a home, you can’t have a stable environment for your family, and if you don’t have a job, you can’t support the home.” 

The new partnership between Hospitality Helps and SAS hopefully means many more heartwarming stories like this.

To see the news clip on the story click here:  http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/companies-partner-together-help-homeless/nMYBH/

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