Overseeing Red Cross first aid and safety services made him vital to Paris, Texas. Joseph has helped the community overcome floods, tornadoes and more. But he also takes time to attend events like art shows, the Tour de Paris bicycle rally and hot air balloon rises. He gives back to the community in any way he can.
Joseph and his contagious charisma are there when people need him. His commitment and dedication have helped him recruit many more volunteers simply by asking for help. He has built meaningful relationships that keep his community close.
Being a volunteer for over 50 years, Joseph has seen much change. He went from teaching Red Cross handbooks to leading online learning courses. Change is inevitable, but he adapted to the different needs of the community and how he helped. During Joseph’s tenure, his desire to be there for people and his community stayed steady.
“We still serve the community by being available for family burnouts, shelters, wherever else is needed,” Joseph said.