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Serving Others In Savannah

Serving Others In Savannah

July 11, 2019

The team at the DeSoto has had a busy few months, not only serving their guests within the hotel but also serving the local community.  Associates from the hotel have volunteered their time to participate in several activities benefiting The Sotherly Foundation, Lady Bamford Center, Ronald McDonald House drive, and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

In the spring,The DeSoto hosted an Oyster Roast at Edgar’s Proof and Provision located in their hotel. This event raised $1,000 for the Sotherly Foundation, benefiting veterans and their families. 

On Saturday, June 15th several team members ran and volunteered at the JCB MudFest benefitting the Lady Bamford Center. This center is located in Savannah and provides educational instruction and guidance, in social skill development, to children aged six weeks to five years of age.

Less then a week later, more than a dozen staff members attended an Orange Theory class together to participate in the Ronald McDonald House drive. They donated plastic ware and raised awareness for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. This well-known organization provides a restful, comfortable place for kids and their families as they receive treatment at nearby hospitals.

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Then the following weekend several employees assisted the food bank staff in packing thousands of grocery bags for those in need at America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Their goal is to help end hunger across their 21-county service area.

Juan Fernandez, The DeSoto’s General Manager, sums up his staff's committment to serving others, “We strive to form a service-minded culture at The DeSoto, and investing in our community is at the forefront of what we do. I’m so proud to work with so many young, servant leaders who want to make an impact!”