G6 Hospitality continues to give back to Military Families
Twentynine Palms -- Motel 6 donated two cars to the Armed Services YCMA - Twentynine Palms, Thursday, Aug. 25, which will be used to support the men, women, and families living on base here.
The donation will enable the ASYMCA to provide better support to the military community.
“These vehicles will be instrumental in allowing us to make a positive impact on the families we reach with our programs,” said Dawn Clark, Executive Director of the ASYMCA - Twentynine Palms.
Representatives from Motel 6 included Mike Moore, Vice President of Human Resources for Enterprise Operations; Rick Stockellburg, Regional Director of Operations for Palm Springs and Las Angeles; Yvette Garcia, Human Resources Manager for Southern California and Las Vegas; and Matthew Smith, General Manager for Twentynine Palms. While at the base, they were provided a tour of the ASYMCA’s facilities.
Once the tour was complete, Mike Moore presented two sets of keys to Clark and thanked her for her organization’s efforts.
“The work that you guys do here is incredible. Not only for the kids, but for the parents who are making sacrifices all over the word to protect our freedom,” said Moore. “We are very honored, and very proud of our relationship with the ASYMCA. It is important for us to be here, to be part of the process and to see it in action. What you guys are doing is really exciting stuff.”
Smith, who has been active with the ASYCMA since 2015, and is on the Board of Management, was instrumental in facilitating this donation. He saw the need for better transportation and worked to provide a solution. It was his effort with Motel 6 that brought about the gift.
“Words cannot describe the overwhelming support the ASYMCA feels with this donation.” said Smith. “To reach out to Motel 6, and have them go above and beyond in their response really confirms that what we are doing as an organization is really making a difference.”
Both Moore and Stockellburg stressed that Motel 6 strongly believes in staying involved with local communities. They continually encourage their general managers to look for ways that they can give back or support where they, or their team members, live and work.
Stockellburg said, “We encourage general managers to be involved and to make a positive impact. It is so touching when there is a need that we as an organization can fill.”
“It is our GM’s responsibilities to not just run good hotels, but to build stronger relationships with the communities in which we serve,” said Moore. “We count on our managers to look for opportunities and reach out to the communities where the organization can help."
Smith remains supportive and passionate about the ASYMCA because through them, he has the ability to support those people who selflessly give so much. “You have these people and their families who are willing to sacrifice and put their lives on hold to give up 10, 20, or 30 years for our country. I want to help them in return, said Smith.
When reflecting on how much Motel 6 has done for the ASYMCA in just 12 short months, Smith commented that “It is so great to see the relationship grow, and to see what is has become.”