A Brazos County native who has had various volunteer roles for more than 60 years was recognized at this week’s county commission meeting.
County Judge Duane Peters first read a local proclamation honoring Jack Donovan.
Then Peters told Donovan he was receiving the American Red Cross Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award.
Curtis Eckman of the Red Cross office in Bryan says Donovan qualified for the national award by contributing more than 4,000 volunteer hours.
Donovan continues to serve as a member of the Red Cross disaster response team.
The county’s resolution noted Donovan was the Red Cross volunteer of the year in 2013.
Donovan, who’s retired from the Texas A&M firefighting school, also served as a volunteer firefighter between 1950 and 1980.
He has worked with the county’s community emergency response team since 2001 and also volunteers for the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.