Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - January 15


We love our staff here at the Browns and we love how they give10 and help their community. They did a tremendous job of getting out into the community to volunteer their time in 2015 and we want to recognize them for their efforts. Check out this mini staff spotlight version of our weekly First and Ten highlights.

Name:Michael RoelkerHow they give back: Michael pledged to #give10 and help his community through Browns opportunities as well as out on his own. Last year he helped to build a playground for an inner city school in Cleveland. Another way he was able to give back was at the University Hospitals Siedman Cancer Center where he prepared meals for cancer patients undergoing treatment. He also was involved in the Bike Build where the Browns teamed up with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to build bikes for children in Cleveland. When the Browns hosted the Special Olympics of Ohio, Michael worked the inflatable football toss. To top it off he even gets involved with his department. They came together to serve meals at a local homeless shelter.

Name:Whitney HallockHow they give back: Whitney was very active in her community by helping homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals with practice interviewing and resume writing in order to become self-sufficient through employment. She volunteered for one hour, once per week, for nearly five years! She is currently volunteering as much as she can with the Browns, while continuing to look for additional opportunities to #give10 in and around Cleveland.* *

Name:Joe HamlinHow they give back: Joe has been involved in so many First and Ten opportunities offered to staff throughout the year, but he also takes pride in some of the individual volunteering he does. He is an Associate Board Member at Shoes and Clothes for Kids. As a part of his position he is responsible for attending regular meetings, and at least 3-4 events per year for fundraising/friendraising purposes. He also helps collect raffle items and rally up volunteers for events.

Name:Taylor LaurerHow they give back: Taylor volunteers with the Cleveland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and she was the Chair of the 2015 Blondes vs. Brunettes Charity Football game. She really works hard for the cause and likes to make sure the events go off without a hitch. In years past, including her involvement in 2015, she has logged more than 100 hours of work for this event and other events with the Alzheimer's Association.

Name:Fred PolingHow they give back: Fred gives back so much of his time when he's not at work. He enjoys being outside and doing whatever he can to beautify the community. He has been involved with the Community Clean Up program for a very long time. He records nearly 140 hours a year. His cleanups are facilitated in Springfield Township with the at risk youth. He volunteers approximately 16 hours a month with the kids.

Are you signed up to #give10? Share how you are helping the community and pledge to be part of First and Ten on All you have to do is give 10 hours, help your community. We want to hear your stories so follow @BrownsGiveBack on Twitter and Instagram for the latest community updates and be sure to use #give10.

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