Leadership Akron congratulates Life Trustee Phil Maynard, who is the recipient of the Salvation Army's Community Medal. As a veteran and an accomplished community servant, Mr. Maynard shares his personal insights in our Veterans Day interview:
How did you get started with community involvement?
The importance of giving back has always been a big influence in my family. I started at ASW as a dockworker, and as I made it up through the ranks I never forgot those roots and how important it is to take care of those who have taken care of you. In my faith the verse “To whom much is given, much is expected” stands out to me. When we get to the end of your life, you don’t take anything with you. We’ll be measured not by what we’ve accumulated, but by what we’ve done for the least of our brethren. It’s a duty and an obligation but more than anything it’s a real joy.