Local Hotels Donating Part Of Profits To Relief Efforts

A Biloxi hotel and its sister hotel in Ocean Springs are pitching in part of their room profits to help in the New York and Washington relief efforts.

The sign at the "Best Inn and Suites" on Hwy. 90 tells customers the hotel will donate $5 for every room booked. The Best Western hotel at the Ocean Springs exit is doing the same.

The hotels will give the money to the Red Cross to use as needed.

"Even though it's not here, it's happening," hotel manager Raymond Duke said. "We understand that it could have happened to us, and they would've helped us out. So we want to help back. We want to give back to America."

Duke says since they started the donation campaign on Sunday, the hotels have collected about $200. Duke says the campaign will continue indefinitely.