WASHINGTON ——Three national hotel corporations have agreed to participate in a program that will allow Americans to donate their hotel points to wounded soldiers and their families, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin said Friday.
Bethesda-based Marriott Hotels International, the Wyndham Hotel Group and AmericInn have agreed to participate in "Hotels for Heroes," which was created by legislation introduced last year by Ruppersberger and Cardin.
"Americans are known for their unselfish spirit and love of country and this new program will allow them to show their appreciation of the sacrifices made by our military by providing their families with additional support during a very difficult time," said Cardin, a Maryland Democrat.
The "Hotels for Heroes" program was modeled on the "Hero Miles" program, which allows travelers to donate air miles to wounded soldiers and their families. That program also was created by legislation introduced by Ruppersberger and Cardin.