"We thought it would be a good community service to offer. The holidays are all about giving, and this is one way we can give back to the community," Thayne said. "We would like to make this an annual event. We would be thrilled if we were able to fill 15 rooms."
The Benz couple got the idea from a motel in Waterloo that is doing a similar Rooms for Free service. "We aren't sure how great the demand will be, but at least the service will be there for people who do have family in the hospital over the holiday, and we hope it will make the situation a little easier for them," Thayne said.