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Roseville, Granite Bay residents honored by United Way

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United Way California Capital Region recently honored three Roseville and Granite Bay residents at a luncheon celebrating regional employers and volunteers. Roseville's Rick Thomas and Jim McDaniel of Allied Insurance shared the Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year Award and Dave Cable of Granite Bay received the Campaign Volunteer Award for his work on Bank of America's campaign. These outstanding gentlemen care tremendously about their community, and it shows in their work, said UWCCR board chair Jerry Takehara. United Way is grateful to Rick, Jim and Dave for their willingness to go the extra mile in making our region a better place to live. Two-thousand hands, 1,000 minds and 1,000 people giving their time or money are much more powerful than my two hands, one mind and one body, Thomas said. Being a campaign coordinator gives me the opportunity to help many more than I could on my own. McDaniel said he considers himself privileged to participate in the campaign. It's easy to get caught up in our jobs and responsibilities, McDaniel said. This is my opportunity to help people around me recognize what is truly important in life. Cable has volunteered to work on the Bank of America campaign for three years, educating his colleagues and serving on the Employee Campaign Coordinator Advisory Council, a group of volunteer leaders from throughout the region, to evaluate and improve campaign techniques. Many of our employees are fortunate enough to have a good job and can give back to those less fortunate, Cable said. But often they don't give because they haven't been asked. Having the chance to educate them and ask them to give back makes me feel great. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.