April 27, 2022
Media Contact: Caitlin Hodge, Caitlin.Hodge@vdh.virginia.gov
Congratulations & Thank You to the Greater Richmond Medical Reserve Corps
Ashland, VA – In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response announced recipients of its Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Recognition Awards on April 19, 2022. Across the country, there were nearly 200 nominations. Our very own Greater Richmond MRC Unit (serving the counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Richmond City) won the award for Community Preparedness and Resilience. This award was given to only two units in the country for their demonstrated contributions to reduce vulnerabilities, build resilience, and improve public health preparedness in their communities.
“We’d like to say thank you and congratulations to all the MRC volunteers and our community partners who gave their time and energy to keep our communities healthy, safe, and resilient,” stated the Greater Richmond MRC Unit Coordinator, Alyssa Lewis.
Those interested in becoming MRC volunteers are encouraged to fill out an application on the VDH MRC website.
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