Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Chester County Medical Reserve Corps is to improve the health and safety of the residents of Chester County by establishing a loyal group of medical and nonmedical volunteers to meet the public health needs of Chester County. The Chester County Medical Reserve Corps is seeking medical and nonmedical volunteers to aid in enhancing the public health infrastructure and improve disaster resiliency in and around Chester County. The Chester County MRC consists of a trained group of volunteers who will be utilized during public health emergencies and other times of community need. The Chester County MRC identifies theneeds of our community through partnerships with local first responders, government officials, non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations and other identified partners. During emergencies, the MRC supports emergency personnel by offering medical and mental health care. The MRC also routinely supports local public health initiatives such as immunizations clinics, blood pressure screenings, health education, and emergency preparedness. Joining the MRC gives volunteers an opportunity to become part of a team that has a positive impact on the health of theircommunity. Whether it’s responding to an emergency, assisting ata community clinic, or promoting emergency preparedness, you willfind that volunteering for the MRC is very rewarding. To learn more or to volunteer, visit: www.chesco.org/mrc.