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Browns Community Highlights - February 9

Posted Feb 9, 2018

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: Marlo Schmidt
Hometown: Akron, OH
How they give back: Marlo is a consistent contributor to the American Heart Association and participates in many of their events throughout the year. She is passionate about research and events surrounding the elimination of cancer and heart diseases. Marlo is also involved with the Northeast Ohio Susan G. Komen Foundation, whose goal is to raise awareness and reach regions all across the state with walks and other fundraising events.

Name: Joann Wadsworth
Hometown: Ravenna, OH
How they give back: Joann is heavily involved with an organization called Caribbean Health Assistance Rehabilitation and Management or CHARM. As a member of the group, she goes to the Dominican Republic to build schools. They are currently considering building a clinic. She hopes to be a part of this project because the need for good healthcare is just as important, if not more, to the people of that country. In Santo Domingo it takes more than an hour for someone who needs to be seen to gain access to medical care. 2018 marks the 19th year Joann has been a part of CHARM.

Name: Dori Jackson
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Dori works for the Indians and is so happy the front office provides them with opportunities to give back and help the community. Last season alone she had the ability to join in on volunteer projects such as building baseball diamonds in local communities for youth and joining with other co-workers at the foodbank to package nonperishable items for families in need. One of her favorite things to see is when the organization funds scholarships for high schoolers who could not otherwise afford it.

Name: Edwin Hubbard Jr.
Hometown: Akron, OH
How they give back: Edwin is more than a dedicated volunteer. He lives to give back. He strives to get 5,000 hours of volunteer service each year. This is through the Urban League of Akron. He and his fellow volunteers work with multiple community agencies including a church that serves hot meals to homeless people and others in need each week. On the weekends he is part of food distributions for families. He also sits on the board of 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland. When asked how he has time for all of it, he said, “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do!”

Name: Theresa Carter
Hometown: Akron, OH
How they give back: Theresa and her friend attended the Go Red for Women Luncheon in Akron this month to support those who have been affected by heart disease as well as to help raise awareness for habits to a healthy heart. She volunteers on a monthly basis through Project Grad Akron, her church, the Urban League of Akron and her sorority. She is very active in the community and wouldn’t have it any other way. Her support is just a little gift that she can give to help others and make Akron a better place.

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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