Making a Difference: Jordan Perlman

6:51 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- He is a man that is making a difference in thousands of people's lives by doing something as simple as answering a question.

Jordan Perlman volunteers at the Cleveland Clinic in the Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion. He has volunteered for the last eight years and contributed nearly 8,000 hours to volunteering.

"It's so satisfying to volunteer because not only do you help people, you help yourself. It makes you feel good," said Perlman.

In a four-hour shift, Jordan has been known to answer as many as 90 questions.

"This is a huge place and they have no idea where they're going and I want to help them. I don't wait for them to come to me, I go to them."

That go-getter attitude is something the Cleveland Indians took notice of as well. The Tribe honored Perlman as the Cleveland Indians 2012 Volunteer of the Year.

The Indians honored the 87-year-old by having him throw out the first pitch at a home game. It marked Perlman's first trip to Progressive Field.

"A volunteer is something I never dreamed of. Surrounded by friends, being recognized for what I do and I do something I really love. I look forward to coming to work every day."

If you would like to make a difference in our community, join Channel 3 on National "Make a Difference Day" Saturday, October 27.

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