Don Kirchner has a simple philosophy: "Everyone has value."
And that means every person, regardless of their station in life, deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.
Kirchner certainly exemplifies that message of caring and love. His work to help those with drug and alcohol addiction, his service in the U.S. Marines during Vietnam, membership with the Christian Motorcycle Association, his work as chaplain of the Patriot Guard Riders in Des Moines, co-founder of the Brother Keeper Ministries and more, is evidence of his compassion.
His work has yielded him being named one of this year's Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland.