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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2014 Volunteer of the Year

We like to think that volunteering and giving back to our communities, guests, and neighbors is a part of our DNA.  We know the importance and value of taking care of people both inside and outside our facilities.

We encourage our team members to be active volunteers in their neighborhoods, and do what we can to support them in those endeavors.  Because volunteers give their time and energy and ask nothing in return, we take the months of April and May to recognize those that have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

From over 1,000 team members who volunteered over 36,000 hours of their time in 2014, we’re proud to announce that this year’s Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Volunteer of the Year is Tim H.!

Tim is part of our Parkhust Division, and is a line cook at Google, where he has been a team member for 2.5 years. Tim invests hundreds of hours annually to helping people and animals in need.  His hands-on (and often behind the scenes) work results in an immediate positive impact:  he volunteers with several animal rescue and rehabilitation programs, he cooks at shelters, and outreaches to homeless individuals to help meet their most urgent needs.  Tim is passionate about volunteering because he feels he’s fortunate enough to have the ability and means to do so.

In Tim’s honor, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group will be donating $3,000 to the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Founded in 1974 by Ellen Berliner and Anne Steytler, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) was one of the first six shelters in the United States for battered women.  Since its inception WC&S has been at the forefront of the Battered Women's Movement, creating and implementing innovative and effective programming aimed at preventing domestic violence and providing services to domestic violence victims.

Please join us in congratulating Tim and our other finalists for their extensive efforts in the community!


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