Associates at Marriott International are passionate about their local community. During the last two years, Helen Sorto Zurita, an associate at the Fairfax Fair Oaks Courtyard, advocated on behalf of the residents of East End Mobil Home Park in Manassas, Virginia, who were facing poor living conditions, and even eviction.
Helen spent countless hours at the mobile home park, communicating with residents, providing Spanish translation services, and participating in collecting necessary paperwork from the residents. Helen partnered with individuals in the community, attorneys, other community advocates, and nonprofit organizations to form a strategy that ultimately helped the residents of the mobile home park remain in their homes.
This is an example of how associates advocate on behalf of their communities.