God’s Pit Crew volunteer with nearly 35K volunteer hours on track to break Guinness world record

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(Photo: Courtesy God’s Pit Crew)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — After logging an astonishing 34,948 volunteer hours in just 12 years, God’s Pit Crew says one of their volunteers is on track to break the Guinness world record for volunteer service if he continues at his current pace.

According to the nonprofit, David Willis joined God’s Pit Crew when it was founded in 1999, but volunteer hours were not tracked until 12 years ago, so his volunteer hours are actually significantly higher.

The organization says David has served as volunteer manager of receiving and distribution at the God’s Pit Crew warehouse and volunteered at projects across the country. That includes rebuilding homes and churches, as well as responding to countless disasters like Hurricanes Ida, Harvey, and Katrina; the Easter Sunday Tennessee tornadoes; and more.

“This award is very deserved,” said God’s Pit Crew Construction Coordinator Warren Johnson. “David has always been willing to go above and beyond with what it takes on a project. He’s here 12-hours a day most days. David is very humble and quick to tell you he doesn’t want recognition. He does this to love and serve others.”

Willis was also honored with the nonprofit’s new Eternal Service Award during their annual Volunteer Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 11.

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