Friends of the SWVA MRC

Friends of the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps is a registered 501(c)3 organization with the IRS and with the Virginia Corporation Commission.  The website is

The mission of Friends is to raise funds and share those funds directly with volunteers.  Some of the suggestions are to purchase food for volunteer trainings and meetings; purchase awards and gifts for volunteers who provide outstanding service to the Unit; offer training and conference scholarships; and provide recruitment items to the Unit.

Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to:

Friends of Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps
15068 Lee Highway, Suite 1000
Bristol, VA 24201

The treasurer for the organization is Frank White, volunteer from Washington County.

The following volunteers comprise the Board of Directors:

  • Emalene Cook, Chair
  • Debbie Loveland, Vice-Chair
  • Tauna Gulley, Recorder
  • Frank White, Treasurer
  • Becky Barker
  • Phillip Jones
  • Charlene Truhlik
  • Jackie Smith