The Blue Ridge Medical Reserve Corps started in 2010 and has joined the other 880 MRC units that are part of the National Medical Reserve Corps program.MRC units are community oriented group of volunteers who want to help supplement existing emergency and public health resources to the Central Virginia community.
The purpose of the Blue Ridge/ Central Virginia MRC unit is to:
MRC Volunteers may be called upon to dispense medications, administer vaccinations, provide care to evacuees living in emergency shelters, or assist in many other ways. MRC Volunteers are healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, x-ray technicians, certified nurse’s aides, etc.), administrative professionals (office managers, communication specialists, clerical staff, etc.), or any community member willing to help.
The Blue Ridge MRC is comprised of volunteers from the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg and the counties of Appomattox, Amherst, Campbell, and Bedford counties who are willing to support public health!
To become an MRC volunteer requires the following:
A. Completed application
B. Volunteer Orientation and Initial Training
C. Up-to-date contact information on file
Once the initial orientation and training is completed, the MRC member will be able to attend a variety of elective training opportunities/exercises that will be offered during the year.
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”