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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Volunteer Nominee

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: February 2018

David Bonnell

The Foodbank, Inc,

David Bonnell LIVES UNITED by knowing that he ”cannot love others from my home!” as he volunteers with the Foodbank in Dayton. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize David as our Community Volunteer of the Month.

Born in Columbus, David has lived in Dayton since 1964.  He and his wife have three children and three grandchildren.  He spent 30 years at Good Samaritan hospital before retiring.  In 2010, he attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which lead to his earning a master’s degree for pastoral ministry. Since that time he pastored a church in East Dayton.  In East Dayton, he became involved with the running of a pantry and very much  enjoyed “helping in that work.”  This led to volunteering at the Foodbank, where for two or three hours weekly, David helps to organize invoices, and help with efficiencies to save time.  “My faith tells me to love others,” he says, “but it’s not just about me…I’m modeling behaviors that I should be living myself.”  David also remains active in his church and mentors with Hope for Riverside.

Michael Shannon of the Food Bank says “David is relateable, is always looking for new ways to work and is generous in sharing ideas.”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize David Bonnell as our Community Volunteer of the Month for February, 2018.

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YEARLY VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE

United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and

mobilize hundreds of people to help their community.

United Way's Day of Action

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United Way's Day of Action

United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

Join Hands Miami Valley

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Join Hands Miami Valley

This event serves as the Miami Valley’s celebration of Make a Difference Day, a national day of engaging members of the community in volunteer and service efforts.

MartinLuther King Jr. Day

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MartinLuther King Jr. Day

The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

Global Youth Service Day

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Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.

9/11 National Day of Service

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9/11 National Day of Service

The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.