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Browns Community Highlights - April 20


*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: Tony
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Tony consistently goes to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to support the organization and the families who rely on the food and resources they provide on a regular basis. He has found his home in the Benefits Outreach department because he directly affects those in need. He really enjoys working with the staff because he says they get to know each other and he becomes comfortable after making relationships with others.

Name: Nord Middle School PTO
Hometown: Amherst, OH
How they give back:
Many organizations in their community provide critical services to those who need them at low/no cost, right here in our the community.  These organizations are able to do this because of volunteers!  They created the Community Support Initiative to make it easier for students and families to find a way to volunteer. Each month (November - April) they hosted feature events and encouraged students/families to volunteer on their own and submit for inclusion. They volunteered at places like Second Harvest Food Bank (Lorain), ReStore Habitat for Humanity (Amherst), local nursing homes (Sprenger facilities in Lorain and Amherst), Amherst Public Library, Blessing House (Lorain), donation drive and sorting for Genesis House (domestic violence shelter), donation drive and sorting event for Deployed Troops (via USO), Clean Up Our School Night, Toys for Tots and local church food bank.  More than 60 students participated and volunteered over 300 hours (not counting all the family members who joined them and gave their time.)

Name: Timothy Bruckman
Hometown: Ashtabula, OH
How they give back:
Tim gives back through the Geneve-On-The-Lake Police Department. In 2002 he became chief of the police department and saw a need for equipment that the village was unable to afford so he chose to help by donating and asking others to do the same. He continues to do it because the needs of the police department grow every year and the items supplied will help keep the community safe. He has always made himself available to organizations because the greater good has held a big place in his heart.

Name: Terra Davenport
Hometown: Perrysburg, OH
How they give back:
Terra volunteers with NAMI Wood County and she came to know through her husband. They took a class through the organization and eventually she took a staff position this past summer. She continues to give back because not only does she see how it helps the organization but it gives her a sense of community. She is not simply a volunteer, but a member of the staff who contributes year round. She believes the best part of being a part of the organization is that every hand counts and makes an impact on a small organization. She also volunteers with Alpha Phi BGSU as part of their board.

Name: Britni Jenkins
Hometown: Willoughby, OH
How they give back:
Britni gives back by hosting an Annual Autism Awareness Dance at Eastlake Middle School. She has personally been a part of the dance since 2013, but did not start hosting it herself until 2017. Autism is a disability that is close to her heart. Many of the students that she has worked with have had autism and it is so important that she spreads awareness and tries to help research to find a cause and possibly a solution to autism. So many people's lives are impacted through autism and they deserve answers. Her love for autism started in college when she decided to be an Intervention Specialist and joined the sorority of Alpha Xi Delta, whose philanthropy was Autism Speaks. She couldn't do this without the support of our school community and the amazing students here at EMS. Together, after nine years, they have raised over $100,000 dollars!

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click here******* 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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