Fifteen on the Fifteenth! The Greater Longview United Way (GLUW) is nearing the end of their campaign and asking for the community’s help. On Tuesday, February 15, the GLUW is encouraging and inviting existing and potential donors to consider giving $15 to help the organization fulfill its goal.
Keith Bonds, GLUW Campaign Co-Chair and also Public Service Division Chair, is helping lead the charge in hopes of reaching this year’s goal. “I don’t know of a better organization to support,” Mr. Bonds said. “Last year alone more than 45,000 lives were touched in some way right here in our own community through the efforts of agency programs and initiatives that receive United Way funding.”
Mr. Bonds is inspired in his volunteer service by the words of John Wesley, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can.”
In addition to his volunteer work with the United Way, Mr. Bonds is foundation chair for Longview Greggton Rotary and has served as a co-pilot mentor with Partners in Prevention for the past seven years. In his position as the director of public works for the city of Longview, Mr. Bonds has the opportunity to serve as president for both the Texas Municipal Utility Association and the Glenwood Water Supply Corporation, and is deputy trustee for the Texas Chapter of American Water Works Association.
Originally from Longview, Mr. Bonds graduated from Gilmer High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Bonds and his wife, Karen, have been married 22 years and have an adult daughter, Allison, and son-in-law, Angel. The Bonds attend Gilmer First United Methodist Church, where Mr. Bonds serves as the administrative council chair. He has also served the church as chair for both the staff/pastor relations and finance committees.
“I am very fortunate to be able to both work for the citizens of the community as an employee of the city of Longview, and also be able to help some of those same citizens through the efforts of the organizations where I volunteer,” Mr. Bonds said.
For more information, please call the GLUW at 903-758-0191 or visit www.longviewunitedway.org
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