Reposted from Wells Fargo- Earlier this year, Kelly Ward planned on helping his Mount Diablo region’s Contribution Committee present a $15,000 check to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, where he’d volunteered since 2000. However, when Kelly went to pick up the check he got a surprise.
Instead of the $15,000 that he’d expected, he found a check for $25,000. According to then Mount Diablo Region President Bob Ceglio, who led the Greater Bay Volunteer Chapter and is also a supporter of the Food Bank, “because of Kelly’s commitment to helping the Food Bank and other people in need throughout the community, they increased the original donation amount.”
Bob explained the committee’s decision, “We’re proud of Kelly’s leadership, and the best way we could think of to say thank you to him was to donate more on his behalf. We wanted to make sure he knew Wells Fargo supports the Food Bank and all he does for it.”
“Bob always praised me for my volunteerism and really made me feel appreciated,” said Kelly. “But this time I was floored! To think the Food Bank was getting that much money because of me doing something I enjoy blew me away.”
Kelly leads a group of Wells Fargo volunteers at the Food Bank every month. They sort donated food, ready mailings, and are the only group to assist with certain special projects throughout the year. Kelly also helps with other events as needed.
“What I enjoy most is knowing that I help make a difference in other people’s lives,” said Kelly. “I’ve also found out that you can meet some really incredible people through volunteering. I have several close friends who I met this way.”