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Hurricane Sandy Victims Find Refuge on Timeshare Marketplace

SEATTLE – December 19, 2012 – Timeshares are not only for fun vacation getaways, as evidenced by the story of members Bob and Jody; left homeless by Hurricane Sandy last month.

Bob and Jody are one of the many families displaced by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. With their Long Island home flooded and area hotels at capacity, Bob and Jody began looking for a short-term rental property to no avail. Frustrated and exhausted, they began looking at every alternative for a place to live.

hurricane victims at manhattan club

As timeshare owners, Bob and Jody knew the advantages of timesharing and had recently used leading timeshare marketplace to rent out their own Aruba timeshare. Homeless and with the holidays approaching, they turned to and began searching for timeshare rentals at The Manhattan Club resort in New York City.

"We decided to rent multiple units at the Manhattan Club so that we could spend the holiday all together in Manhattan," said Jody. "When my husband and I checked in to the Manhattan Club, it was so luxurious that I actually began tearing up."

Unlike standard hotels, timeshares offer home-like accommodations with multiple bedrooms, full kitchens or kitchenettes, and living and dining areas. Renting a timeshare directly from an owner is often cheaper than staying at a hotel, and the resorts offer the same hotel amenities such as pools, exercise facilities, reception areas, and concierge services.

"I have only good things to say about RedWeek and the Manhattan Club," said Jody. "I plan to use RedWeek again when I need a vacation - the value and the superior accommodations were just more than I could have hoped for."


RedWeek® is a registered trademark of RedWeek, Inc. is a member-supported marketplace for timeshare rentals and resales, and also provides a full-service timeshare resale offering. You can find reviews, ratings, prices, availability, full-service exchange, and complete resort descriptions for all timeshare resorts to make vacation selection easier. Boasting an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, RedWeek has more than 1.5 million registered users and includes 5,000 timeshare resorts worldwide.