SOURCE: Alorica

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October 01, 2015 12:04 ET

Alorica and La Quinta Inns & Suites Present Donation to Fisher House Foundation

Funds Supporting US Military, Veterans and Families Presented at September 30 Ceremony

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2015) - Alorica, a worldwide leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, and its client, La Quinta Inns & Suites, teamed up to donate over $70,000 to Fisher House Foundation.

In a ceremony on Sept. 30, 2015 in Irving, Texas, Alorica and La Quinta executives presented a check to support Fisher House's mission to provide comfortable housing for military, veterans and their families while undergoing medical treatment. The donation is part of a three-year agreement between Alorica, La Quinta and Fisher House to advance the care, treatment and support of active military and veterans.

As part of the agreement, Alorica will continue to donate funds with La Quinta to Fisher House through February 2017, and is on track to donate more than $100,000 by end of 2015. The partnership is an extension of the company's AloriCares diversity initiative, which supports US military veterans and their spouses by connecting them to business and career opportunities within Alorica.

"We appreciate Alorica and La Quinta's generous donation to Fisher House," said Dave Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. "Their generosity will help our organization serve thousands of families, allowing them to be near one another during a critical time in their lives. Furthermore, it shows just how much America appreciates the sacrifices of our military, veterans and their families."

"Putting people first is embedded in La Quinta's culture. As part of our philanthropic giving, we want our country's military heroes and their families to know they are appreciated," said Angelo Lombardi, chief operating officer at La Quinta. "We are truly honored to be able to say 'thank you for your service' and give back to those who have and continue to serve us every day."

Research has shown how important it is to have family with you as you go through a medical ordeal. This would be impossible for many veterans and military without the support from Fisher House. The partnership with Fisher House and La Quinta was a natural extension of the AloriCares initiative and La Quinta's military outreach programs.

"At Alorica, we believe in giving back to military veterans by providing career and leadership opportunities at our various locations," said Marianne Strobel, vice president, AloriCares. "By supporting Fisher House's mission, we can extend our AloriCares initiative and ensure military and veterans have their families close and are given the care, treatment and support they need to return to military service or civilian life as quickly as possible. We're happy to have partnered with La Quinta on this front and look forward to growing our donations each year."

Since 1990, Fisher House Foundation has served more than 250,000 families and provided nearly six million days of lodging to military, veterans and their families.

For more information, visit Alorica at www.alorica.com

About Alorica
Alorica is a worldwide leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions spanning the entire customer lifecycle. From customer acquisition and sales, to customer care and support, to logistics and fulfillment, Alorica offers a seamless customer experience across all service channels. Alorica's award-winning Business Process Outsourcing services span both the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) sectors across all industries for Fortune 1000 companies. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif. with more than 48,000 employees in 73 locations, Alorica offers the proven industry experience and know-how to provide a total customer management solution. For more information, please visit www.alorica.com.

About Fisher House Foundation
 
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and Veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $282 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. www.fisherhouse.org

About La Quinta
La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) is a leading owner, operator and franchisor of select-service hotels primarily serving the upper-midscale and midscale segments. The Company's owned and franchised portfolio consists of more than 875 properties representing over 87,000 rooms located in 47 US states, Canada, Mexico and Honduras. These properties operate under the La Quinta Inn & Suites™, La Quinta Inn™ and LQ Hotel™ brands. La Quinta's team is committed to providing guests with a refreshing and engaging experience. For more information, please visit: www.LQ.com

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