Corporate Responsibility Partner Supports Mission to End Child Trafficking and Pornography
Ocean City, MD – October 22, 2015 – Real Hospitality Group, headquartered in Ocean City, MD and one of the hotel industry’s Top 20 hotel management companies, presented a donation today to ECPAT – USA. Real Hospitality Group (RHG) and ECPAT-USA have been long time corporate responsibility partners with a goal to end child trafficking and pornography.
Corporate associates and team members from RHG’s hotels in New York City participated in the ECPAT-USA Heroes and Villains Fun Run event on October 3, 2015. The team raised $1,208.00 and RHG provided match funds from their associate efforts to ECPAT-USA. Sarah Porter and Michelle Gulbert, from ECPAT-USA, visited the corporate office in Ocean City as part of their attendance at the RHG ECPAT training program being conducted for the associates of the Mid-Atlantic hotels.
“The initiatives of ECPAT-USA have been a critical part of our corporate responsibility platform, and we have continued to use our sphere of influence to educate and train our field team members to identify and help put an end to child trafficking and pornography,” comments Ben Seidel, President and CEO of Real Hospitality Group. “We invested a great deal of time to develop a program that can be successfully deployed at our hotels, and contributes to the goals of ECPAT-USA.”
ECPAT is an international network comprised of over 80 organizations, represented in 75 countries. ECPAT-USA is recognized as one of the primary organizations focused on ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children and is the American affiliate of the international ECPAT network. ECPAT-USA works every day to ensure that no child is bought, sold, or used for sex. ECPAT-USA undertakes policy and legislative advocacy, corporate social responsibility, research, training, educational initiatives, along with raising awareness that children are commercially sexually exploited here in the US. http://www.ecpatusa.org/