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Browns Community Highlights - June 15


*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

This week we had the opportunity to support a local community by activating First and Ten at the Duck Tape Festival in Avon Lake, OH. Here, we connected with Browns fans from across the area who love to #give10 and help their community. They were involved in a bevy of organizations and were able to give 10 hours and more to give back to others and make their communities better.

Name: Beki Schroeder
Hometown: Lorain County 
How they give back:
Her son was a stillborn so she wants to help other families who are going through that disheartening situation to make sure that they can have someone to stay with them in the hospital. A simple act of kindness that could go a long way or something bigger where she can start a nonprofit to extend more support to them in their time of need. Currently she is hoping to connect with University Hospitals to do so. 

Name: Will Green
Hometown: Avon Lake, OH
How they give back:
Will and his family do so much work in the juvenile diabetes space and through the JDRF in Cleveland they are able to volunteer and help others in the community. It's something they are passionate about and would do any day of the day of the week. 

Name: Evelyn S.
Hometown: Cuyahoga County, OH 
How they give back:
Evelyn gives back through social action with her church. She's done a brunch with Rainbows Babies and Children's Hospital's Ronald McDonald House. Working with local groups in Cleveland to make sure that those who have medical needs can carry their prescription at all times. She's also volunteered through Canines Companions for Independents fundraising and making sure that she is raising animals for those with disabilities. 

Name: Zach Tyree
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:
Zach volunteers for the feeling of giving back. He helps the church with setting up for the food services and when the elderly come to eat free meals he is there to serve and commit his time to giving them nourishment and giving back to those who helped them.

Name: Christy Schifter
Hometown: Lorain County, OH
How they give back:
Christy adopts dogs and is currently fostering one with a heart murmur. The newest addition is a welcome member into a family of two other pit-lab mixes. He's going to have a happy life for as long as he lives. She loves her dogs and will do anything for them. Hugo was returned at 3 months old and Harley was one year old and got rid of him and she was right there to take them in. As part of the such tape committee she donates duck tape to the friendship APL because they use it a lot for the animals who are living there temporarily.

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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