R Hotels extended aid to its associates who were affected by the earthquake in Nepal. The four properties of the group – Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, Ramada Downtown Dubai and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham – collected funds with a total amount of AED77,000 from its management and associates.
The fundraising initiative was led by Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager of the two Ajman properties, which collected a total amount of AED50,000. The contributions from the campaign will be distributed among the Nepali associates based on their estimated loss after the earthquake, to help their families back home to rebuild and recover.
Hamdani commented: “All the hotels have been actively involved in CSR activities over the years. Most of all, we look after the welfare of our staff thus, we are quick to act on situations like this when some of them are directly affected. We hope that we are able to provide financial assistance and help in one way or another in getting back on their feet after the sad tragedy.”
Sumair Tariq, Managing Director, R Hotels, expressed his support on campaign, “On behalf of R Hotels, I would like to commend the management and staff of the properties for their kind act and showing compassion for their colleagues. We are proud to be a socially responsible organisation and we aim to carry out more philanthropic activities in the future.”
A destructive 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25th April, killing thousands of people and resulting to massive loss of properties and heritage sites. It was followed by a series of aftershocks and another 7.3 magnitude earthquake on 12th May 2015.