Interested in volunteering? The North Alabama Medical Reserve Corp is recruiting

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The mission of the North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps (NAMRC) is to recruit and train medical and non-medical volunteers to supplement existing community organizations in preparing for and responding to an emergency or disaster and to provide community education in disease awareness and prevention during non-crisis times.

The NAMRC, with the support of the organization`s 500 volunteers, strives to enhance local governments and existing community organizations by providing resources and expertise relating to health issues and emergency response efforts.

The goal is to improve health literacy, and in support of this, MRC units work towards increasing disease prevention, eliminating health disparities, and improving public health preparedness. The NAMRC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to augmenting existing community organizations to improve the health and safety of the North Alabama counties.

During and/or after times of disaster, the NAMRC is 'activated,' or deployed to supplement the medical needs of the community. During non-crisis times, NAMRC volunteers are active in the community, striving to supplement unmet needs in North Alabama. The NAMRC believes that a healthy community is more resilient in times of disaster.

For more information about the NAMRC, or to submit an online volunteer application, visit the NAMRC`s website at www.northalabamamrc.com.