CLEVELAND, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, more than 1,000 Forest City associates nationwide will participate in the company's 11th annual Community Day, a paid day of service benefitting non-profit organizations in many of the cities where the company has a presence. This year, associates will work together at nearly 70 locations across the country, providing much needed help to charities and agencies that provide critical services in our communities.
"Since 2004, Community Day has been a chance for all of Forest City to come together as one company and demonstrate commitment to our core values," said David J. LaRue, Forest City president and chief executive officer. "We believe in proactive community involvement that enhances the vitality of the communities where we live and work. It's also a chance for us to give back as an organization and to show our commitment to good corporate citizenship."
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 priority project needs. Efforts are guided by nearly 60 associates who serve as site organizers, spending countless hours working with the agencies and local vendors to ensure a successful day's work. For example, in the Cleveland area, this year's Community Day will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs, Fairhill Partners, Achievement Centers for Children, Oak Leadership Institute, and Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood.
"While many of us volunteer throughout the year, Community Day is special because we join together for an uplifting experience that makes a positive impact with organizations that provide needed services in our communities," said Andy Passen, executive vice president of Human Resources for Forest City.
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, Brinkman and HD Supply, among others.
Forest City Enterprises, Inc., is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $8.9 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.
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