Letter: Public health volunteers vital to community
During the week of April 21-27, organizations around the nation and in the Commonwealth of Virginia will recognize volunteers and their service during National Volunteer Week.
During the past year, Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps members have been extremely active and responsive to the Virginia Department of Health and the Three Rivers Health District. MRC volunteers served in a variety of support and medical roles providing seasonal flu vaccine, participating in emergency drills with local hospitals and county governments, providing basic health screenings to residents of a local shelter and attending state trainings on health and emergency response.
The volunteers supported the Three Rivers Health District (Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula) by contributing 1,050 hours with a value to the commonwealth of $26,000+. MRC volunteers support public health and shore up local resources during emergencies.
Medical Reserve Corps members are volunteers in action and answer the call when they are needed by their community. The Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps and the Three Rivers Health District appreciate all the time, talents, resources and commitment which are shared by our members. We are happy to celebrate the service of our volunteers and appreciate all they do to improve the life and health of the citizens of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
To learn more about Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps, go to http://www.vamrc.org.
Valerie Prince, coordinator
Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps