Busy in the Community: Board Spotlight on Julie Wall

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, is a time to celebrate volunteers. This year’s theme, Celebrating People in Action, aptly describes volunteers from Northeast Wisconsin. Red Cross volunteers are doers. Red Cross volunteers are people in action. Learn more about some of the amazing people who give of their time, talent, money and blood to support the organization.

Julie Wall knows how busy life can be but since a friend on the Lakeland Chapter Board encouraged her to become involved at the Red Cross she has been helping out as a member of the board of directors so the Red Cross can continue to be there in the community.

“Many people know about the blood donation portion of the Red Cross, but I think it is very important to spread the word about the other great things that the Red Cross provides to the community including the emergency disaster relief services, the transportation services, and the many community classes that are offered,” says Julie.  “There are a lot of services that the Red Cross provides that I was not aware of until I became involved.”

Julie was born and raised in Green Bay. She received a degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she currently serves on the Founder’s Board. She works at M3 Insurance where she helps area organizations set up benefits packages and helps promote wellness initiatives.

Along with her husband, Jim, she is raising her family in the area. The couple have been married for 16 years and have two wonderful children, McKenna and Camden.  Since McKenna and Camden are both active in basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball, they spend a lot of time in bleacher’s cheering them on.

Julie starts most mornings at the YMCA to kick start her day. The avid runner has participated in two full marathons and many half marathons. Right now she is training for the Green Bay Cellcom Half Marathon in May. “I also love to do local charity runs, especially the Breast Cancer Run as this cause is personal to me having lost my mother to breast cancer in 2006,” says Julie.

The importance of volunteering and giving back in the community was something Julie learned from her parents who were active in their church as well as St. Vincent De Paul and St. Vincent Hospital.

“No matter how busy you get with your own lives, there are always individuals or organizations that need your help.  My parents raised 7 children and were very busy, but always found time to volunteer,” says Julie. “I want my children to learn that same sense of commitment from me and see the sense of pride that you get by volunteering and getting involved.”

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