Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) received a $1,500 donation from the Kutt Family following the Jason Kutt Annual Car Meet held in October at the Lake Nockamixon arena.
The event was held in honor of 18-year-old Jason Kutt, who was shot and killed at Lake Nockamixon on Oct. 24, 2020. Jason was always very passionate about cars, so his family decided to hold an annual car meet celebrating Jason’s life and memory. More than 75 cars participated in this year’s event that brought the community together to share stories about cars and Jason.
Since Jason’s passing, the Kutt family has organized fundraisers in Jason’s honor to raise money and foster changes in the community aimed at keeping neighborhoods safe. The family has started a Facebook group titled “Justice for Jason Kutt 2020,” where the family posts upcoming fundraisers and events held in Jason’s honor.
The Kutts encourage community members to join the group in order to keep up with the family’s advocacy efforts and support causes that promote hunting safety and responsibility. Jason was sitting by the edge of the lake with his girlfriend when he was shot and killed by a man who told authorities he believed he was firing on a small animal.
NOVA came to the aid of the Kutt family during their time of need, and the Kutt family is very appreciative and grateful for the advocacy and support NOVA provided. Dana Kutt, Jason’s mother, expressed her family’s gratitude for everything that NOVA and its advocates have done to support them through the legal process surrounding Jason’s death.
“Not a single penny was asked of us, and we are thankful for the service animals and the advocacy in court that the organization provided to us when we had no idea where to start.” Because the Kutt family is aware that NOVA’s programs and services are funded through donations, grants, and state funds, they wanted to support NOVA by donating the proceeds of the car meet to the organization. In addition, the Kutt’s hope their donation will help raise awareness about NOVA and the services it provides.
“We are honored that the Kutt family chose to donate the proceeds of the Jason Kutt Annual Car Meet to NOVA,” said Penny Ettinger, executive director, NOVA. “We appreciate their efforts to raise awareness in the community about the ways NOVA assists individuals and families in Bucks County that have been impacted by a crime.”
For more information about NOVA and its programs and services, visit novabucks.com and follow NOVA on social media.