Representatives of Weyburn’s Microtel Hotel presented a donation of $7,500 to the Family Place on Wednesday morning, through their Common Ground charitable program.
In the back row from left are Microtel staff Jaldhdara Patel, Mohit Rawal, Grant Rubin and Microtel general manager Nilesh Jejurkar.
In front are Judy Lumb and Dawn Gutzke of the Family Place, along with Wadee Promga, Lanna Rutledge and April Valdemoro of Microtel.
The Common Ground Program functions to collect donations, and distribute them back into local, regional, and national causes, as well as encouraging MasterBUILT staff to volunteer locally by providing paid volunteer days and opportunities through Common Ground.
When a hotel joins the MasterBUILT family, they initiate the Common Ground program in three steps:
1) The hotel chooses three local charities. Those local charities are then voted upon by the community to choose which one will receive a donation from Common Ground.
2) Common Ground collects a financial contribution through guest stays with an optional room charge of $2 per night.
3) Donations are distributed to selected national, regional and local organizations and non-profit on an annual basis. Donation recipients are chosen by the hotel team based on what they feel supports the community and falls within the Common Ground Program Pillars.
The Weyburn staff chose the Family Place as the facility they wanted to support.