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What is the Medical Reserve Corps?
The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers. The MRC is a partner program with Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps promote volunteerism and service nationwide.
Locally, the Saratoga County MRC supports Public Safety and assists with public outreach & education to build the MRC. It also encourages volunteerism within the county. It is composed of both medical and non-medical volunteers because all levels of skills are needed to assist the community in the event of a major disaster.
In a disaster or major emergency, volunteers would be needed for activities that support disaster relief groups, community safety organizations, emergency medical services and community public health efforts; the MRC volunteer base would called upon!
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