BRYAN, TEXAS, October 22, 2013 — The American Red Cross Heart of Texas Chapter last week recognized the service of its local volunteers at an annual Volunteer Recognition event. Volunteers from seven counties met for dinner, fun, and two very special awards.
Bryan-based disaster response volunteer Jack Donovan was a presented with the Volunteer of the Year award. He is dedicated to serving the community and families that have been affected by a disaster. Over the last year Jack has helped half of all Red Cross clients affected by disaster in the chapter. Jack is a member of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team, a branch of the Red Cross that responses to all types of disasters in our community.
The Texas A&M University Red Cross Club also received acknowledgement that night for its dedication to creating a resilient community. The students were given the Biomedical Award for their efforts in hosting a two-day blood drive which collected enough blood to save 225 lives.
The Red Cross responds to disaster, big and small, 24 hours a day across our community. If you would like to make a difference and become a Red Cross volunteer, call your local Red Cross chapter at 979-776-8279 or visit www.volunteerconnection.redcross.org.