Never Quit: Ray DeRusha

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When Raymond DeRusha meets one of the parents in his community, he knows he has treated their children as one of his one. As a coach and the head custodian at a school in Nashua, N.H., DeRusha works hard from morning until night to ensure the kids at his school are learning in a safe and clean environment. “When they’re in one of my buildings,” DeRusha says, “they are one of my kids.” DeRusha never quits because “knowing that I did the best I could every day” is his way to pay back the debt he owes the community he grew up in. He was born and raised in Nashua, and feels that he is returning the favor to the place that he loves so much.