Cleveland, Ohio – March 26, 2010 – For the second straight year, the Quicken Loans Cleveland Web Center is working with the Cleveland Cavaliers to help make a difference in the community by stomping out hunger.
Quicken Loans team members will be wearing jeans to raise funds for the 2010 Harvest for Hunger Campaign and will be conducting a one-week non-perishable food drive to stock the shelves of the Cleveland Food Bank where they often volunteer their assistance.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are holding a food drive to benefit Harvest for Hunger and are providing two opportunities for fans to join the effort by donating items at the next two home games at Quicken Loans Arena. Fans attending the games are encouraged to bring canned foods and non-perishable items to put into collection bins that will be located at all arena entrances on Sunday, March 28 (vs. Sacramento at 3 p.m.) and Wednesday, March 31(vs. Milwaukee at 7 p.m.).
“Harvest for Hunger is a great movement and we are glad to be a part of the efforts to help local families,” said Jeff Perry, Vice President of the Cleveland Web Center. “Our team members have donated many volunteer hours to the Cleveland Food Bank and it just made sense for us to combine our efforts with the Cavs and their fans to make Harvest for Hunger’s campaign successful.”
Harvest for Hunger is one of the largest annual, community-wide food and funds drives in America and provides critical resources to local hunger relief organizations in 19 counties in Northeast and North Central Ohio. Each donation assists hungry children and families in the community. Harvest for Hunger is in particular need of peanut butter, tuna fish, canned vegetables, beef stew, canned soup and cereal, but all canned food and non-perishables will be accepted. For more information on getting involved, please visit harvestforhunger.org.
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Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and the fifth largest retail mortgage lender in the United States, closing more than $25 billion across all 50 states in retail home loan volume in 2009. The company, with 3,000-plus team members, closes loans from five Web Centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona, and from its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. The QuickenLoans.com Web site has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazine. Quicken Loans has been named to Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the past seven years, ranking as high as No. 2. The company also has been named one of Computerworld Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work in Technology” for the past five years, ranking No. 1 in 2005, 2006 and 2007. For more information, visit www.QuickenLoans.com.