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Medical Reserve Corps - Peninsula and Hampton

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Health & Medicine
  • Homeless & Housing

Location

Virginia Dept. of HealthPeninsula and Hampton Health Districts416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.Newport News, VA 23601 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Peninsula MRC unit's mission is to augment and assist existing community operations during large-scale emergencies, aid in the response to pressing health care needs, and improve community emergency preparedness.

Description

The purpose of the MRC unit is to:

  • Recruit health care professional and support volunteers
  • Create a framework to match volunteers' skills with the communities needs
  • Train volunteers to respond better to the needs of individual communities thereby enhancing local emergency response efforts
  • Provide reserve capacity at the community level to respond to local health needs and priorities

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