Through her company’s “Dollars for Doers” program, American Red Cross of Central New York volunteer Mallory Brown has raised $500 for the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund.
Mallory, of Camillus, works for Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., which owns and operates more than 570 Burger King restaurants. Any Carrols employee who volunteers for a non-profit organization for more than 24 hours in a six-month period can apply for a $250 grant for that organization.
Mallory has so far received two $250 “Dollars for Doers” grants – one for 60.75 hours of volunteer work from Oct. 1, 2012, to March 30, and a second for 40 hours of volunteer work from April 1 to Sept. 30. Mallory is a member of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team that responds to emergencies such as house fires and assists residents with immediate needs such as lodging, food and clothing.
Mallory also received the Carrols Community Service Award at the Carrols Service Recognition Banquet on Sept. 30 in Syracuse, where the company is headquartered.
“Carrols recognizes the level of self-motivation and commitment it takes to perform job responsibilities and personal obligations while successfully participating in volunteer activities,” said Colleen Dantonello, Community Relations Coordinator for Carrols. “We applaud Mallory’s willingness to donate her time to serve the community.”