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The Anaheim Hotel supports the homeless with big donation to the Salvation Army

The Anaheim Hotel, a Wincome Hospitality owned property, recently gave back to the community in a major way. On May 13th, 2020, the newly renovated hotel across from Disneyland® Resort and near the Anaheim Convention Center, opened their arms by offering a generous donation of furniture including dressers, night stands, headboards and desks from as much as 160 hotel guest rooms to the Salvation Army. Anaheim City Mayor Pro Tem Steve Faessel, his wife, Susan Faessel, Wincome Hospitality CEO Paul Sanford, and several members of The Anaheim Hotel’s executive and engineering teams assisted members of the Salvation Army load all the items and deliver to their nearby center.

Inspired by the Faessels’ community focused, common sense approach to directing help to those who need it the most, Tina Riley, Wincome Hospitality Corporate Director of Public Affairs, said “we are in the process of renovating the guest rooms at The Anaheim Hotel. We are replacing the traditional furniture, draperies and wall art with fun, mid-century furnishings. Starting with the first 160 in the first and second quarter of this year. We originally planned to hold our first of a series of furniture drives in March when the Coronavirus pandemic took hold. It soon became clear that postponing the crowded events would not serve the safety needs of those we were hoping to help. I was introduced to Captain Nesan Kistan, Divisional Secretary Orange County Corps Officer through our CEO, Paul Sanford a few months back. I had the pleasure of learning about their local homeless programs and going on a tour. To say that I was impressed, is an understatement. When it became clear that a furniture Drive would not be safe, I reached out to Captain Nesan and Anaheim City Mayor Pro Tem Steve Faessel for help.”

Divisional Secretary Orange County for Salvation Army, Captain Nesan Kistan contributed “The Salvation Army’s ability to serve those most vulnerable and needy in our community can only happen because of the partnership between the City of Anaheim and Corporate America. The relentless support of Councilor Steve Faessel, his encouragement and support of the Salvation Army’s local initiatives and Wincome Hospitality, its CEO Paul Sanford, for getting on board with the Salvation Army to make a difference in this critical hour.”

Dedicated to meeting human needs without discrimination, The Salvation Army assists approximately 23 million Americans annually. Their centers provide food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation, anti-human trafficking efforts and a wealth of children’s programs. Funding for their work comes through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to their Salvation Army Family Stores.

This article was released by the Anaheim Hotel.