Volunteer of the Month
Kuritar LIVES UNITED because there is nothing better than giving.
United Way's Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize Joe Kuritar as
the Community Volunteer of the Month.
Mr. Joe Kuritar was
born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. About 17 years ago, Joe was introduced
to Rebuilding Together Dayton (RTD) by volunteering with one of his
children for a school project. It was at this time that a former
employee and church member asked if Joe would be interested in helping
out with some handy work here and there. Joe agreed and has been a
dedicated volunteer with Rebuilding Together Dayton ever since.
Together Dayton is a volunteer driven non-profit that has repaired over
1,000 homes in the city. Their mission is to build community
partnerships and provide home rehabilitation for low-income Dayton
homeowners. Over the past 17+ years, Joe has offered his time and
talents to redo sidewalks, make ceiling repairs, install banister
replacements, medicine cabinets, fans and so much more.
Kuritar recruited a team of volunteers to assist him with larger
projects. For projects that require more time and manpower, Joe reaches
out to his son and two good friends to lend their time with him. Joe’s
unofficial title with Rebuilding Together Dayton is "Handy Man" and
"Jack of All Trades." RTD shared that Joe is so patient and giving of
his time. He is always willing to help out in any way he can.
named a “Jack of All Trades,” one can wonder where Joe learned how to
fix and do so much! Joe’s skills were acquired by watching others - in
particular, his father - as a young boy. “I was always around when my
dad fixed things for other people to help out,” explains Joe. A former
Boy Scout, Joe remembers watching his Troop Leader always lending a
hand to help others and reminding the Boy Scouts to remember to “pay it
forward.” Joe learned so much from his family growing up and the
importance of giving back to your community. With a smile, Joe explains
that “There is nothing better than giving!”
United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize Joe Kuritar as the Community Volunteer of the Month for June.
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