William Campbell

Daily Point of Light # 3583 Oct 29, 2007

William (Bill) Campbell has always generously given his time and talents as a volunteer working in the community for those who need assistance. His particular talent is minor repairs and fix up of homes. Coupled with his administrative and organizational abilities, he is doubly able to help those in need.

At First United Methodist Church he has worked through the Work Area on Church and Society which organizes the efforts to help in the community. He will chair the group of about 20 who will spend Saturday, March 10th doing minor repairs and “fix ups” of homes for those referred by MACOA.

Bill’s talents are by no means limited to his church for he has used them in many ways in Montgomery. He served on the Community Council of the United Way. For many years he was active in the Lions Club. He served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Montgomery and was its President. He currently works with agencies such as Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together. The coordination of programs through Volunteers and Information Center is also important to him.

The tragedy of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is an outstanding example of Bill’s volunteer service. The group he chaired managed the location, housing and support for over 20 families who came as evacuees. This included finding homes and furnishing them as needed as well as assisting in areas particular to individual families. Bill himself delivered furniture people donated and he spent countless hours answering their phone calls for advice. Transportation is a big problem here, and Bill has found used cars for several families who had particular needs not only to get to work but to get their children to appointments. Bill has spent hundreds of hours per week making sure the families are provided for: Limited resources in these areas became plentiful ones as Bill made the needs clear not only at the church but through cooperating agencies. He continues to help plan for future needs should tragedy strike by serving on the city wide committee that is making plans for the city’s service in case of disaster (NOAD).