LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - As the $35 million renovation of the Louisville Marriott Downtown continues there's a lot of furniture that needs a new home. That's why the hotel hosted a charitable giveaway day where new and gently used items were distributed to local organizations.
Over 70 items, worth $50,000 in total, were given away to those in need. The items include chairs, televisions, decor, tables, lamps, mirrors, picture frames, pillows, dressers and more.
"We got together and we came up with a plan," said Bill Ebersole, the Marriott director of events, "'Why don't we give back to the community because some of this is actually brand new and in great shape.' So we came together with some of our community friends and so they are taking advantage of our largess I guess is the best way to say it."
After the giveaway was complete, anything left over was available to Marriott employees to take home.