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Do you have "Heart and Soles" to become a medical reserve corps volunteer?

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps (FW-MRC), is looking for volunteers to join its efforts in helping communities when disaster strikes.

You can learn more about how you can help by attending an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department in Marion.

The FW-MRC is looking for volunteers with "hearts and soles," people with big hearts who are interested in putting their talents and feet into action.

Trained volunteers help the health department, hospitals, and emergency management when the next public health or general emergency strikes.

Medical professionals comprise the core of the FW-MRC and nurse volunteers are particularly needed.

However, non-medical volunteers serve important roles too.

Perhaps you could be a business manager, driver, chaplain, security staff member, a marketing professional or even an amateur radio operator for the organization.

There are lots of different shoes to fill.

To register for the Aug. 6 meeting call Ronda Koch at 618-993-8111 extension 212 or email her at rkoch@bicountyhealth.org.

The national Medical Reserve Corps was formed after 9/11 when volunteer physicians saw the need for an organized group of medical volunteers to support different medical emergencies.  

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