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March Volunteer of the Month

Joe Burkert

This month we recognize Joe Burkert a Howard County Volunteer and newly trained Volunteer Donor Ambassador who has been a Red Cross volunteer since 2008.

Originally from Buffalo New York, Joe stays active with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.  He is the sales and marketing person for a local trucking company, runs a basketball and referee company and works part time at a local golf course during the spring and summer.

Joe, an avid golfer, loves to read and volunteer!  When he is not volunteering for the Red Cross, he hosts a variety of basketball clinics and drives for NeighborRide.  He serves as a volunteer driver which helps to provide safe, friendly and reliable transportation to seniors in the Howard County area.  Joe is also very involved with his church, St.Francis of Assisi.  He aims to be a good pedestrian by walking his way through life!

The American Red Cross stellar reputation and philanthropy efforts are what sparked Joe’s interest in volunteering for Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region.  He mostly enjoys the people and their friendliness!  Joe splits his time between the Columbia Donor Center and mobiles in the Howard County area, covering multiple shifts.

Joe is always the first to assist in a time of need.  He is a hard worker and an exceptional volunteer! Please join us in showing our praise and support to Joe Burkert, March Volunteer of the month.