Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has stepped up to provide more than 65,000 hours of service in the community, Fairfax County officials recently noted.
It was the efforts of the 1,400 volunteers that earned the Fairfax MRC program the Volunteer Fairfax award for Improving Quality of Life in Fairfax.
“The impact of the Fairfax MRC is best represented by the countless lives that volunteers have positively impacted over the past two years and their hard work that continues to keep our friends, family, and neighbors healthy and safe,” said Paula Rosca, the program coordinator.
Since its creation by the Fairfax County government as a response to the 2001 anthrax attacks, the Medical Reserve Corps has been providing support during public health events. From unexpected emergencies like H1N1, measles, COVID-19, tornadoes and floods, to training events like emergency-preparedness exercises and community outreach, MRC volunteers are on the frontlines of public health, county officials noted.
For information on the initiative, see the Website at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/medical-reserve-corps.