Coon Rapids hotel donates to military families

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Coon Rapids, took part in a special corporate event where hundreds of gift items were prepared, packaged and donated to military families.

The event took place during the 2012 AmericInn annual convention in Minneapolis.

Over 500 AmericInn hotel owners, franchisees, managers, vendors and corporate staff collaborated on the preparation of the first items, which included stuffing teddy bears, assembling bicycles and packing tote bags with toys, games and activities promoting family time.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, 3340 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids, was represented by Shuja Ahmed.

Convention participants were joined in the initiative by military support organizations and officials including Blue Star Mothers, the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon organization and the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs.

“We are very pleased to represent AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Coon Rapids, and our surrounding community by participating in this event benefiting military families,” Ahmed said.

“This is the latest demonstration of AmericInn support for the military which has previously included the preparation and shipping of thousands of military care packages to troops stationed overseas.”

Last year AmericInn received the Seven Seals Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for its overall support of the military.

AmericInn has over 260 currently open or under development in 27 states.