Joe O’Loughlin

Daily Point of Light # 3806 Sep 4, 2008

Joe O'Loughlin was born in Missoula, MT and served 4 years in the United States Navy. He retired as vice president of restaurants after working 30 years for 4-B’s Restaurants. Joe has been an exemplary volunteer for RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program through Missoula Aging Services) for the past 8 years. During these 8 years he has donated 1,615 hours. This equates to a whopping $30,303.55, using the standard hourly value of a volunteer’s time.

Through RSVP, he has concentrated his efforts to make Missoula neighborhoods a better place to live. He volunteers by stocking City of Missoula Police and Detective vehicles.

Joe usually works 3 or 4 hours a day, for two days each week, outside in all sorts of hot, cold, rainy, snowy and smoky weather. He is never deterred and these efforts allow the Police officers and detectives to concentrate their time on keeping Missoula neighborhoods safe and free from crime. Thanks to Joe, the police are never without their necessary paperwork, first aid and emergency supplies, and items needed for arrests. He even stocks the cars with stuffed animals that the police distribute to children caught in frightening situations.

Some of Joe’s other volunteer endeavors include: Meals on Wheels, YMCA, First Night, Big Brothers & Sisters, Missoula Cultural Council, Missoula Aging Services, Montana Jazz Festival, Montana Super Skippers, March of Dimes and his church.

Joseph O’Loughlin’s exemplary volunteerism has touched the lives of so many citizens of Missoula. He has substantially aided in keeping all the neighborhoods in the City of Missoula safe, through his unwavering dedication to the Missoula Police Department. He allows the police to spend more time on the important aspects of their duties which helps keep Missoula safe and livable.