On September 23, 2017 the Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan volunteer staff members, led by the Management Team, joined Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team in the village of Geghashen, Kotayk region to help Yeghiazaryan family in need of decent housing to build their home.
It is already the 11th year of partnership with the shared mission of eliminating substandard housing in Armenia by lending a helping hand to more and more families in need of decent housing and changing their lives to the better.
“Marriott’s Spirit to serve makes our culture more vibrant, our business stronger and the world a better place. Investing in the communities where we do business is at the core of Marriott’s Spirit To Serve Our Communities corporate social responsibility strategy. Our commitment to society blends financial contributions with in-kind giving of products and services, and the volunteer service of our associates around the world. Now the time has come to put our actions to another Spirit to Serve our communities event together with Fuller Center for Housing Armenia,‘’ said Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan General Manager Ms. Catalina Susan
The Yeghiazaryan family of five had been living in a small metal container for several years with no bathroom, no kitchen, no separate bedrooms… Tatul, the head of the household is the only breadwinner of the family who is doing seasonal construction work. Despite of working very hard the family’s small income has never been enough to complete the construction of the half-built house which they had begun building a long time before.
“My husband and I work hard to care for the needs of the family but it has been very difficult to raise children and build a house at the same time. For many years we have tried to finish the construction of the house but have been unable to afford it. Having a home has become a dream for us. And now we can’t even imagine that by the end of the year we will live in a safe and comfortable home. It’s been incredible to see how quite foreign people, not our freinds and relatives, came to gives us a real hand-up working side be side with us and helping build our dream home,” shared Aghunik, the family mother.
“It’s already 11 years that our loyal partner, Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan, shares our belief that every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live… 11 fruitful years of commitment to making decent housing affordable in the communities where we work and live. We are proud to have a dedicated partner like Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan where serving to the communities is of highest priority,” stated Fuller Center for Housing Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan.