Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Grun, 97

“Volunteering is in my blood. It’s a wonderful thing to work with so many people who give up their time and talents to those in need.” Bill Grun, 97, is an experienced and avid volunteer for RTP and proudly served our country for 27 years in the Navy. Bill is a World War II veteran and carpenter who wants to pay it forward by doing something he just “really loves to do”. Bill got involved with RTP last Spring volunteering with Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian church. He has traveled to New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Florida to volunteer. Living here in Philadelphia, Bill saw the many effects poverty has on the surrounding neighborhoods and wanted to get involved and provide real change himself. Bill finds great joy in working side by side with RTP’s hard working volunteers to make a real difference for tomorrow by utilizing the people and building skills he learned from the Navy. Bill also teaches technology and mechanical drawing at his local middle school. Overall, Bill feels blessed he is able to help as much as he does on site with various construction projects. Bill stays positive and remarks: “there’s always tomorrow”. We look forward to seeing Bill in Belmont on March 31st, 2017!

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