Meet Our MRC Network
The MRC was created in 2002 and established local units of medical and non-medical volunteers capable of supporting public health needs in communities and to assist in responding rapidly to disasters and public health emergencies in their communities. Since then, the network has grown; originally supporting 42 units the MRC network now reaches approximately 750 units nationwide including in 48 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Units across the country have dedicated more than 3 million volunteer hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn’t all that MRC has accomplished over the past 20 years. The network has been instrumental in responding to other national emergencies like hurricanes, wildfires and even the opioid crisis. Volunteers have even helped respond to infectious disease outbreaks, including H1N1 in 2009, Ebola in 2014, and Zika in 2016, and Hepatitis A in recent years.
Hear from volunteers, unit leaders, and other members of the MRC network to get their firsthand accounts of what it has been like be a part of the MRC – especially during the COVID-19 response.
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Are you an MRC Network Volunteer and have a story to share? Contact us at MRCcontact@hhs.gov
Administrative SupportCOVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Site Support and DocumentationSnohomish County Medical Reserve CorpsEverett, Washington
MRC Unit CoordinatorMonmouth County Health Department Medical Reserve CorpsFreehold, New Jersey
Registered NurseClinical SupervisorSnohomish County Medical Reserve CorpsEverett, Washington
Linda Ashmore Adcock
Registered Nurse/Clinic Manager
Denton County Medical Reserve Corps