SARF, the Fund that Donates and the Associates that Help Fundraise!
At Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre and Le Meridien Fairway, both located in the United Arab Emirates, several associates were impacted when their families were injured and their homes destroyed by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. The Starwood Associate Relief Fund (SARF) was able to provide 10 associates with grants to help them rebuild their homes; in addition, hotel associates collected donations on-property to provide further support.
Over the years both properties have been actively collecting funds for SARF, and even include SARF fundraising in their annual Earth Hour activities. In 2014, associates raised AED 4,015 for the SARF fund and AED 8,695 in 2015. Thank you to Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre and Le Meridien Fairway for consistently raising money for the SARF fund.