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Marriott aids the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

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Our hearts go out to the victims affected by Friday’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan that struck central Philippines. An estimated 10 million people have been affected by the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall in recorded history. We continue to assess the full impact on our associates, their families and personal property.

The Cebu City Marriott and Manila Marriott hotels remain operational and are working closely with the Philippine Red Cross in meeting the needs of their associates and the broader community.

Given the historic scale of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Marriott International is contributing $50,000 USD (more than 2 million Philippine Peso) to the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.  Charitable efforts are underway at our hotels throughout the Asia Pacific region, particularly through the continent’s eleven Marriott Business Councils.  Activities are predominantly focused on fundraising to help the Philippine Red Cross address the most critical needs for food, water, clothing and medicine, rather than in-kind donations from outside the Philippines which often prove difficult to ship and distribute in the affected areas.”

The Philippine Red Cross is the primary provider of emergency relief during this disaster and associates who would like to contribute to their efforts through the American Red Cross may:

•Make a credit card donation via the ARC secure website for the Typhoon Appeal.  Make a donation by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) and designating your gift for Philippine Typhoon Appeal.

•Send a check made payable to the American Red Cross, and a donation form with a notation “Philippine Typhoon Appeal,” and mail to American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.

If you would like to contribute through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, you may make a credit card donation via the secure website with a designation to “Philippine Typhoon Haiyan.”

Donations made to the American Red Cross are tax-deductible in the U.S. Please check with a local tax advisor for applicable rules outside the U.S.

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the Philippines and our associates there, as well as our Filipino associates located around the world.

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