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Helping Hands in Baton Rouge

The flooding in Baton Rouge has shown Marriott associates at their finest, led by the Marriott New Orleans Business Council, which mobilized to help associates, their family members and others affected by the historic flood.

Stacie L., a front desk associate at the Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Centre, and her family lost their home and all of their possessions when four feet of water flooded their home on August 14. Four associates from the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center drove to her home to help. With assistance from some of her Courtyard colleagues, they removed furniture and appliances and cut out four feet of sheetrock to prevent mold. This is one of many stories from the flood region that illustrates our associates’ spirit to serve.

Stacie and her husband and their two daughters, ages 15 and 9, are currently living at the Courtyard. Despite losing their home and belongings, Stacie is resilient and says they will rebuild as best as they can. Our ‘People First’ culture and core values have been widely displayed this past week in Louisiana.

Photo from left to right:
Emmanuel Fernandez, Operations Manager, Baton Rouge Courtyard
Charles Leggett, Engineering Supervisor, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
Kelvin Brown, HR Generalist, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
Stacie Lindsay, Front Office Associate, Baton Rouge Courtyard
Gary Lindsay, Husband of Associate – Homeowner
Alvin Pierre, Director of Engineering, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

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