RezHub.com to Donate All Proceeds from Travel Bookings to Second Harvest Food Bank on Earth Day
RezHub.com will donate all proceeds earned through travel bookings made on its website on Earth Day to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Any hotel reservation, car hire booking or flight confirmation made on April 22, 2010 will count towards this donation.
April 22, 2010 will be the busiest travel booking day in the history of RezHub.com. That is the hope of Will Strohl, Technology Director, and the rest of the RezHub.com staff as this year's Earth Day approaches. However, it is not RezHub.com that will benefit from this record day, but instead the beneficiary is the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. "We decided to donate all revenue earned from travel bookings made on Earth Day," Strohl stated. "And, we all felt that Second Harvest was the best option."
A closer look inside Second Harvest reveals why. Florida, and in particular Central Florida, has been hit extremely hard by the current economic downtown and conversly the need to feed the hungry in the area has grown. In its 2008-09 fiscal year, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida distributed over 21 million pounds of food through 600 local distribution sites; which averages to over 30,000 meals provided per day. And yet, the need to feed the hungry continues to grow. “The community’s need for food in these trying economic times is nothing short of historic. Second Harvest Food Bank continues to stretch in our mission to provide more food, for more people, than at any other time in our history. We’re very proud of the 21 million pounds of food and grocery products we were able to distribute for our neighbors in need last year, but very aware that much, much more is needed,” said Dave Krepcho, President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
"We are very excited to be working with such a wonderful cause, and will be doing our best to earn as much as we can for Second Harvest", said Strohl. RezHub.com, an online travel agency, has experience in sustainable and charitable efforts. The site is known for its travel hubs, particularily its Green Travel Hub and Volunteer Travel Hub, along with its unique travel tools. RezHub.com was the first online travel agency to identify green hotels in the booking path and remains the only OTA to detail each property's green hotel score (in number of green branches - determined by its proprietary scoring system), a list of the green amenities provided by the hotel and the ability to filter by and sort by green score.
The donation will be generated by any hotel reservation, car rental booking and/or flight confirmation made on April 22, 2010 and more information can be found at http://www.rezhub.com/Earth-Day.aspx
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 600 partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia and is located online at http://www.foodbankcentralflorida.org.
RezHub.com is an online travel agency that is built around travel hubs, like the Green Travel Hub or the Volunteer Travel Hub, that focuses on the specific interests, concerns and motivations for traveling. Through these hubs and RezHub.com's commitment to customer service, every traveler can “Feel Good about Travel™.” RezHub can be found online at http://www.rezhub.com.