PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week marks the Golden Arches' second annual "McDonald's Community Crew Week," a week-long effort to give back to local communities through volunteer work by local McDonald's crew members. McDonald's locations across the region are providing more than 200 McDonald's crew members as volunteers for local charities across the region.
"Community service has always been a priority for McDonald's," said Regional Marketing Director Rick Rehak. "By combining the efforts of McDonald's restaurants across the Pittsburgh region, we hope to make a strong impact in local communities."
McDonald's volunteers will serve a wide variety of charities across western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley area, including: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, local food banks, senior centers, and animal shelters.
"During McDonald's Community Crew week, we'll be sending our best, most energetic crew members to the region's most dynamic charities," Rehak explained.
The week of September 16 was chosen as McDonald's Community Crew Week to coincide with McDonald's National People Week, a week-long internal celebration of outstanding managers and crew members.
McDonald's is the leading foodservice retailer in the global consumer marketplace, with more than 34,000 restaurants in 110 countries. More than 85% of McDonald's restaurant businesses are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs who live in the communities where they do business. For more information, visit http://www.McDToday.com and enter your local zip code.