CLEVELAND, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forest City Enterprises, Inc. today announced that more than 1,000 of its associates will be participating in service projects across the country as part of the company's 10th Annual Community Day.
Each year, Community Day gives Forest City associates a paid day to provide much-needed support for more than 50 agencies and charitable organizations nationwide that provide critically needed services in our local communities.
In the Cleveland area, Forest City associates will volunteer at several non-profit and community service organizations, including Bellefaire JCB, one of the nation's largest and most-experienced child welfare organizations. In addition, associates will help organizers prepare for the National Senior Games, which is expected to be the largest visitor event in Cleveland this year.
Associates from the company's properties and regional offices are also participating, giving their time to a wide range of organizations, including The Rocky Mt. National Wildlife Refuge (Denver), Habitat for Humanity (Los Angeles) and Yachad's Neighbor to Neighbor to Neighbor program (Washington, D.C). In addition, Forest City's New York office, Forest City Ratner Companies, celebrated Community Day early on June 20 by partnering with KaBoom! and local community groups to build a 2,500-square-foot playground from scratch in less than eight hours in Brooklyn.
"As we celebrate our 10th Community Day, we remain committed as ever to living out our core values and coming together as an organization to serve our communities," LaRue said. "We believe in proactive community involvement and giving back in a way that helps to enhance the vitality of the cities and neighborhoods in which we operate and call home."
Andrew J. Passen, executive vice president of Human Resources, said, "Community Day is a signature annual event at Forest City. While many of us volunteer throughout the year, our associates always look forward to coming together as one enterprise to help the local organizations that provide much-needed services in our communities."
About Forest City
Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $10.6 billion in total assets. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.
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