The Medical Reserve Corps, or MRC, is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities. The Medical Reserve Corps is organized under the office of the United States Surgeon General. The MRC was unveiled during President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. The primary role of local MRC units is to supplement the public health and medical portions of the existing community emergency response system.
By volunteering to serve with the Lucas County MRC, area residents can help support the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department by becoming part of a team of trained volunteers who prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. In times of non-emergency, Lucas County MRC volunteers can help with other efforts geared toward promoting the importance of good health, nutrition, safety and personal preparedness. Volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps is a simple and effective way to use and improve those skills, while helping to keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe and healthy.
If you’re interested in being a vetted volunteer, sign up here: https://www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov/. All information entered into the volunteer profile is contained in a secure database and will be kept confidential.
Lucas County MRC website: https://lucascountyhealth.com/…/medical-reserve-corps/