The Durham County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is one of 990 community-based volunteer units throughout the United States.
The MRC emerged from the tragic events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks when thousands of citizens, eager to volunteer found that there was not an organized approach to manage spontaneous volunteers.
The Durham County Department of Public Health established a MRC unit in 2006 with the mission of improving the health and safety of our community through training, organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other non-medical volunteers.
The local MRC unit continues to provide support during disasters, major disease outbreaks, community events and educational opportunities. Volunteers assist with staffing shelters, dispensing medications, providing vaccines, and much more.
For more information on becoming a MRC volunteer contact Pat Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 560-7102.