HandsOn Jacksonville claims bragging rights to an amazing board of directors! We’d like you to get to know them all, so over the next few weeks we’ll be shining the spotlight on them. You’ll get an inside peek at who they are, what they do, what they’re passionate about and how they’re making our community a better place for everyone.
HOJ: What inspires you to serve as a board member of HandsOn Jacksonville?
BD: Nonprofits are in need. The current economy is stressing those organizations throughout the State of Florida. I desire to continue my service by supporting the volunteers at HandsOn Jacksonville.
HOJ: What, in your opinion, are the two most critical issues facing the First Coast?
BD: Healthcare and Education.
HOJ: What other volunteer activity are you involved with?
BD: PRIDE (Prison Industries). I’ve been involved with this organization for the past 12 years. The mission is to prepare the inmate with job skills in order that he or she will be able to provide for their families when they have fulfilled their commitment to society.
HOJ: What in your life are you most passionate about?
BD: I am most passionate about my family and my God.
HOJ: What can’t you live without?
BD: After 35 years of marriage, I enjoy the time my wife and I spend together.
HOJ: Do you have a hidden talent?
BD: Being a grandfather.
HOJ: What would you say to someone who is considering volunteering?
BD: You will have great personal satisfaction by giving service to others. Be an ambassador.