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Browns Community Highlights - December 8

Posted Dec 8, 2017

The Cleveland Browns are committed to the community. Through First and Ten, the Dawg Pound is encouraged to share what they are doing to give back. Get inspired and check out what these fans are doing to help their community:
How do you give back?
#give10

Name: Jill Brown
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Jill chooses to help her local community by helping out at the Salvation Army nearest her. Jill chooses to #give10 each week as she volunteers for about 10 hours a week. She says that it is a very rewarding experience being able to help out her community with such a great organization.

Name: George Rand
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
George has been volunteering for close to 15 years now and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. One venture he has worked on is collecting aluminum cans. This is in conjunction with the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) where he donates to the local fire departments. In addition to collecting and donating aluminum cans, he has donated food at the Cleveland Browns First and Ten food drive for the past couple of years.

Name: Michele Yoder
Hometown: New Springfield, OH
How they give back:
Michele is a member of Boy Scout Troop 119, where she has been helping out there for a couple of years. The troop is about to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018. Throughout the troop's 50 years they have chosen to #give10 by helping clean up the community, assembling Christmas care packages, serving community meals and completing numerous community beautification projects.

Name: Ron Birchak
Hometown: Lake Milton, OH
How they give back:
Ron has been a member of the Browns Backers for many years now. He is a member of the Lake Milton Browns Backers Club #214, where they have done countless philanthropic events. One of the things that Ron has been a part of is that he and the club annually raise about $10,000 to help their local community. The club also has won Club of the Month on countless occasions and have been a Club of the Year candidate in the past.

Name: Jamie Schenck
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Jamie leads her company's annual Christmas raffle that helps benefit the Salvation Army. They are currently in their 17th year and have raised over $72,000 for the Salvation Army. Jamie’s company matches the price to each ticket that is purchased and then the profits generated are given to the Salvation Army right before Christmas. Jamie says that she takes great pride in this event and is happy to help with it every year.

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click here http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/firstandten.html to learn more about how to #give10

Follow @BrownsGiveBack on Twitter and Instagram and tell us what you are doing to help others using #give10 to unite us all as Browns fans. Give 10 hours, help your community.

The Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team’s First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team’s community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Since its inception, Browns fans have committed to volunteering more than 1.5 million hours to impact their communities by pledging to #give10. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual’s city across the globe, as well as the franchise’s local community. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team’s website and by sharing their stories with #give10

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