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Our public health workforce continues to shrink in response to budget cuts and may lack the capacity to effectively respond to a large scale public health-related emergency as our medical system becomes overwhelmed. In response, Orleans County VALOR Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), consisting of medical and non-medical volunteers, will be there to support efforts and to help our community recover more quickly.

O.C. VALOR Volunteers help build community resilience. Volunteers participate in basic FEMA and health department sponsored core competency trainings to be at the ready. Volunteers also participate in local events to promote VALOR and to offer community support. To see our accomplishments in 2011, click this newsletter. We hope to grow and serve our community each year, and will do so with your help – neighbors helping neighbors.

To become a proud member of the Orleans County VALOR Medical Reserve Corps, your first step is to register with the New York State Volunteer Program at: www.nyhealth.gov/ServNY. Be sure to indicate “Orleans County” as a county you are willing to volunteer in. We will receive an e-mail that you are interested and contact you with the local registration information for O.C. VALOR MRC. If you have questions, they may be answered by going to our “FAQ’s” page. If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: VALORMRC@orleansny.com, or give us a call at 585-589-2869. We hope to hear from you!