POUGHKEEPSIE – The Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County has registered its 1,000th member. More than 500 volunteers signed up during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the community in many roles.
“While our community has faced these unprecedented times, we’ve also seen an unparalleled spirit of service, exemplified by the deluge of residents looking to assist their county as Medical Reserve Corps volunteers,” said County Executive Marc Molinaro. “These MRC members have played a critical part in our ‘Dutchess Responds’ effort to keep county residents safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The MRC of Dutchess County is part of a national network of volunteers, both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure and disaster preparedness and response in their local communities.