CLEVELAND, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 19, Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) associates from across the country will participate in the company's 14th annual Community Day, a day of service benefitting nonprofit organizations in many of the cities where the company has a presence. Associates from 60 Forest City locations will come together to complete service projects that foster "the power of place" in our local communities.
"Truly great places have the ability to improve lives, foster diversity and create rewarding experiences," said David LaRue, Forest City president and chief executive officer. "As believers in the 'the power of place,' we relish this annual opportunity to do our part and join together as one Forest City and demonstrate our shared commitment to our communities and our core values."
Using the hashtag #thepowerofplace, Forest City associates and community partners will be sharing stories and pictures from Community Day. The company's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts will also provide coverage throughout the day.
Each year, associates at Forest City's regional offices and properties across the country select local organizations to serve on Community Day and then coordinate with those organizations to identify their needs. Efforts are guided by associates who serve as site organizers, working with local agencies and vendors to ensure the projects are a success.
In the Cleveland area, this year's Community Day will benefit Fostering Hope, Hospice of the Western Reserve (two area locations), West Creek Conservancy and Urban Community School. Associates in Boston will be volunteering at Cambridge Family & Children's Service. In Dallas, associates will be sorting and processing donations at the local Goodwill Industries distribution center. In New York City, associates will be completing beautification projects in the children's corner of Prospect Park. Associates in Washington, D.C., will be serving Mary's Center, a local community health organization. Similarly, associates in the company's other core market offices and at its properties across the country will be pitching in to help nonprofit organizations in their communities.
"Giving back to our local communities is an essential part of who we are as a company and how we create 'the power of place' every day in cities across the country," said Jeff Linton, senior vice president of corporate communication and community relations for Forest City and this year's Community Day executive sponsor. "It's no secret why our associates call it 'the best day of the year'."
Forest City also partners with other companies that provide supplies and materials needed to complete the various projects undertaken on Community Day. This year, those valued suppliers include Sherwin-Williams, Davey Tree and HD Supply, among others.
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