At SUN we consider ourselves family and we take care of our family. The hospitality industry has been hit hard by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we’ve seen many resort operations close their doors as a result. The impact to the industry and its staff has been dramatic. We know our employees have fallen on hard times and it’s our job to do our part in supporting them.
Our teams in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kissimmee, Florida and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin have set up Food Pantries for employees who need a little extra help. Myrtle Beach Directors have collected food donations and set up mobile distribution sites to serve our Grand Strand employees. Resort managers from all departments at Tamarack in Wisconsin Dells pitched in together to bring food to employees and J1 students.
Our teams at Vacation Villas at Fantasy World and Vacation Villas II along with Festiva Orlando Resort have set up a Food Pantry with donations from Festiva and a local Panera Bread. Employees set up appointments with their manager to receive basic food and paper products. An Employee Assistance Computer Terminal has also been set up for staff to come and get help submitting their unemployment claims.
SUN is planning to re-hire all of our furloughed off staff when resorts are given the green light to re-open.