Tom Kuderik of Michigan wins national volunteer honor

By Abigail Richards

Tom Kuderik of Michigan was recently honored with the top national award – the Waste Management Volunteer of the Year Award – for his volunteer work in a number of projects and services around the world.

Kuderik has already received awards on the more local level, but now he beat out 44,000 other employees across the country. He has volunteered 1,100 hours of his time in 2011 along, and he has surpassed the 1,000-hour mark every year for at least the past 15 years – resulting in him receiving this honor.

“Tom Kuderik’s commitment to his local community exemplifies the values of Waste Management,” said Beth Schmucker, senior community relations manager for Waste Management. “Tom contributes so much to his community because he believes we need to leave this world in better shape for the children, who are our future. Through his work with the Boy Scouts, Tom is a teacher of life – he is always there making sure the boys learn valuable life skills that will guide them in their own lives.”