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Volunteer Spotlight February 2021: Ed Ambrose

Pictured L-R: Mia Williams, United Bank Branch Manager and Ann-Marie Montague, Eagle’s Wings Executive Director &  Board President Mark Stevens

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Eagles Wings. 
Each year the wonderful people of Beaufort County contribute between 15,000 and 16,000 hours, volunteering at Eagles Wings. 
Even with the crazy year 2020 was, over 11,500 hours were worked! 
Each month we will shine a spotlight on one these valuable Eagles Wings volunteers.


Ed Ambrose came to Eagles Wings as a volunteer in late 2013, retiring after 30 years working PCS Phosphate in Aurora.  (It was Texas Gulf when Ed started) He is a Vietnam veteran, serving 4 years in the U.S. Navy getting the opportunity to travel all across the South East Pacific, including Australia and the Philippines.  Ed has 2 boys, aged 53 and 56.  In addition to working with Eagles Wings, Ed is active with his church, First Baptist in Chocowinity.

Ed has volunteered at least 1000 hours a year, every year since 2015.  Last year, he contributed over 1600 hours to Eagles Wings, averaging out to an incredible 30 hours a week!!  Ed is a forklift operator, van driver, homebound delivery person, and anything else he might be asked to do.  He is always available to EW on a moments notice.  We are incredibly blessed to have him as part of our organization.

Premier Partners are United Bank customers who share the bank’s commitment to empowering historically underserved areas and people, developing affordable housing options, supporting small business growth and revitalizing communities. United works with its Premier Partners to understand community needs, implement product recommendations and provide services that will better meet the needs of the community.

To help further advance the mission of each organization, United supports its partners through activities such as hands on volunteerism, fundraising, board membership and corporate giving. Through the partnership with Eagle’s Wings, many United team members serve as volunteers and also sit on the organization’s board and various committees, supporting the mission and vision for both the bank and the nonprofit. “We’re grateful to partner with United Bank as we work daily to alleviate food insecurity in Beaufort County.” Executive Director Ann-Marie Montague said. “Since the start of our partnership, the United Bank team has been hands-on. They continuously look for ways to support Eagle’s Wings and we look forward to continuing to serve the community with United Bank by our side.”

Reposted with permission from The Washington Daily News

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