Daily Point of Light #4523 Jay Winuk
Today’s Daily Point of Light honoree is Jay Winuk, the inspiring co-founder and vice president of the board of directors of MyGoodDeed.org, the nonprofit initiative leading the movement to transform 9/11 into an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.
On September 11, 2001, Jay lost his younger brother Glenn J. Winuk, an attorney and volunteer firefighter, who was killed in the line of duty when the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. Glenn’s heroism and life-long devotion to community service helped inspire MyGoodDeed.org.
MyGoodDeed Inc. is a national nonprofit organization that has led the effort to establish September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Today MyGoodDeed oversees on behalf of the 9/11 community this historic observance, working with many organizations to build public participation and support. The overall mission of the group is to honor the victims of 9/11 and those who rose to service in response to the attacks by encouraging all Americans and others throughout the world to pledge to voluntarily perform at least one good deed, or another service activity, on 9/11 each year. In this way the organization hopes to create a lasting and forward-looking legacy -- annually rekindling the spirit of service, tolerance and compassion that unified America and the world in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Jay’s advocacy and voluntary leadership in this effort has been invaluable. We will be celebrating Jay at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today and invite you to learn more about Jay’s inspiration and work and get involved in service on 9/11/11.