Embracing his new role as Red Cross volunteer

By Virginia Becker

Photo of Brad Gordon

Brad Gordon

As much as Brad Gordon imagined doing volunteer work, for most of his life he simply had no extra time to pursue that dream.  Living in Los Gatos, Brad was understandably busy with a family that included two children and work that was defined by a 35-year career at IBM.

But Brad’s availability changed in 2010, when he decided to retire. Without the demands of a full-time job and with both of his children now grown, he was suddenly quite free to reconsider his dream of pursuing volunteer work.

In Brad’s case, that dream has become a very vivid reality … with the American Red Cross. Read his story


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