Our MRC unit was formed as a collaborative unit consisting of MRCs within the Potomac Highlands in West Virginia. Our key partners are the Grant County Health Department, the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Grant Memorial Hospital. Our Unit has been working to complete the Core Competencies for Medical Reserve Corps, and are currently training in this area.
The following is an excerpt from the Medical Reserve Corps Website:
During the 2005 Hurricane Season, MRC members provided support for ARC health services, mental health and shelter operations. MRC members also supported the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) response and recovery efforts by staffing special needs shelters, Community Health Centers and health clinics, and assisting health assessment teams in the Gulf Coast region. More than 1,500 MRC members were willing to deploy outside their local jurisdiction on optional missions to the disaster-affected areas with their state agencies, the ARC, and HHS. Of these, almost 200 volunteers from 25 MRC units were activated by HHS, and more than 400 volunteers from more than 80 local MRC units were activateded to support ARC disaster operations in Gulf Coast areas."