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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Volunteer Nominee

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: February 2019

Bill Simmons

With God's Grace Food Pantry

Bill Simmons LIVES UNITED by “showing love to the community” as he volunteers at With God’s Grace Food Pantry in East Dayton. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Bill as our Community Volunteer of the Month.

A lifelong Daytonian, Bill is retired and has been volunteering multiple days a week (sometimes as many as four) at With God’s Grace for three years.  “I called after seeing an article in the newspaper. It looked like people helping people.”  He acts as a number taker, organizer, leader of work crews (once he even dropped a skid, he laughs). Though he helps at his church (Vandalia Nazarene), he counts this as his first ongoing volunteer experience. Helping people inspires him, and “people need food to eat.” He tries to set a good example. With God’s Grace’s Nicole Adkins calls Bill “such a hardworking volunteer!  Even with his health issues, he does everything – until I catch him! We have become family.”

Bill says “Come out and volunteer…one person can make a difference!”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Bill Simmons as our Community Volunteer of the Month for February, 2019.

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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.