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Medical Reserve Corps looking for volunteers

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -

The Jackson County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will hold an orientation meeting Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

The meeting will be held at the Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro, in the rear building. 

Any resident of Jackson County or surrounding counties that would like to learn more information about volunteering to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies is encouraged to attend.

The orientation is for informational purposes only and attendees aren't obligated to join. Those interested should contact Terry Fulk, Jackson County MRC Coordinator, at 618-684-3143, ext. 176. 

Jackson County Health Department is the sponsoring agency. 

The Jackson County MRC has 40 members and was established in 2010. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals as well as non-medical volunteers who fill key support positions. 

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program started in 2002 after federal leaders recognized the need to engage and train volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resilience. Currently there are 1000 MRC units throughout the country, including 70 in Illinois. 

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