Volunteers are the backbone of the United Way organization.
UWBC is happy to announce Glenn LaMont, Deputy Emergency Management, Brazoria County, as the UWBC Volunteer of the Quarter for Winter 2018! Congratulations and thank you, Glenn!
In addition to his ongoing work supporting the needs of the UWBC staff and office as a Board Member, he has been a volunteer with UWBC since 2013, participating on the Community Impact Committee. He is also on the board of The Gathering Place and volunteers at Brazosport College and Brazosport Center Stages.
"I enjoy volunteering in the community I live in because I like to give back what I have received. I feel volunteers help make the world a better place," Glenn said.
We deeply thank Glenn and the entire Brazoria County Emergency Management Department for their ongoing support of the UWBC mission. Your work for the benefit of the community truly embodies what it means to #LiveUnited!
James Blanco is our Volunteer of the Quarter for Spring 2019! He has been a United Way volunteer since 2005. From serving food to creating one-of-a-kind videos for his employer, Freeport LNG, James said he's passionate about giving back any way he can.
"I always like giving back to the community and helping those in need. I've had family members who need help and I see how United Way helps them," James said.
Most recently, James volunteered to put a story/video together for the Freeport LNG UWBC Workplace Campaign (link below) to raise awareness and show where their donor's dollars go. He wanted to show everyone what people go through right here in our county, where the money goes, and who it can help.
James is an IT Analyst at Freeport LNG. One of his biggest passions outside of work is film-making, and telling a great story.
UWBC is happy to announce Hali McCurry, Lab Tech at Hydrocarbons R&D, Dow, as the UWBC Volunteer of the Quarter for Summer 2019! Congratulations and thank you, Hali! Hali has been a volunteer with UWBC for almost three 3 years and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) volunteer for four years. "I volunteer because I enjoy helping others and doing my part to make a difference in our community," Hali said.
Hali is origintally from Houston and has been in the Brazoria County area for five years. In her free time she enjoys baking sweets and drawing.
We deeply thank Hali and Dow Texas Operations for their ongoing support of the UWBC mission. Your work for the benefit of the community truly embodies what it means to #LiveUnited!
UWBC is happy to announce Patrick Figaro, Plant Manager, 3M Angleton, as the UWBC Volunteer of the Quarter for Fall 2019! Congratulations and thank you, Patrick!
Patrick moved to Texas in April 2018 to work as the Plant Manager at 3M in Angleton. 3M already had a strong relationship with UWBC so he started volunteering shortly after.
"I volunteer because I recognize there is a need out there in the community and I can do something to help. We are all going through various struggles at various points in our life and I know I’ve always appreciated if someone helps me if I’m going through a challenging time," Patrick said.
His favorite part about volunteering is seeing and thinking about the impact of what the volunteer activity contributes to, whether it be a personal impact on someone or just helping the given nonprofit organization succeed to reach more people in need.
We deeply thank Patrick and the entire 3M Angleton team for their ongoing support of the UWBC mission. Your work for the benefit of the community truly embodies what it means to #LiveUnited!