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TakeCare Relief Fund

TakeCare Relief Fund

Overview

The TakeCare Relief Fund (TCRF) makes need-based financial grants available to associates at managed Marriott International locations* who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen personal hardship.

History

The TakeCare Relief Fund was created in the spirit of the Starwood Associate Relief Fund, Inc. (SARF), established in 2006 by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. to provide need-based financial grants to associates facing hardship caused by natural disasters and other catastrophes. From its inception through 2017, SARF has distributed over 3,000 grants totaling over 4.8M USD worldwide. Following the 2016 merger with Marriott International, Inc., all remaining assets of SARF are dedicated to the expanded mission of the TakeCare Relief Fund.

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* The program currently serves managed associates at Marriott International U.S. locations and SPG Rewards U.S. and non-U.S. locations. The program is expected to expand to additional non-U.S. locations beginning in 2018.

Caring for Our Associates

Disaster scene in the Fiji Islands

Fiji Islands: Rebuilding Lives

With its sustaining winds of 175 miles per hour, Cyclone Winston ravaged the Fiji Islands on February 22, 2016. While the Sheraton Fiji Resort, the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, and the Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island weathered the storm, the homes of 52 associates were severely damaged.

In response, SARF provided a total of 113,336 USD to these associates.

Disaster scene in Nepal

Nepal: A Helping Hand

In April 2015, Nepal was rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks, causing widespread devastation and loss of life. Even though there were no Starwood hotels in Nepal, the families of 257 Nepalese associates at our properties in 11 countries were impacted.

SARF provided more than 1.2 million USD to help these associates recover and rebuild.

Disaster scene in Cabo San Lucas

Mexico: Weathering the Storm

A category 4 storm, Hurricane Odile slammed into Cabo San Lucas in September 2014. While associates stayed on at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa and The Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos to keep guests safe, they suffered severe damage to personal property.

Within two months, 263 employees received SARF funding totaling more than 493,000 USD.

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