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Special Recognition for Service to Public Health

By Renay Rouse

December 30, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County sends special thanks to all the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers who support Public Health and Emergency Preparedness initiatives in our community.

Recently, Stuart resident, Selma Verse was recognized for her service to the MRC in Martin County. For more than six-years, Verse has donated hundreds of hours to support public health initiatives including: School Health screenings, hurricane response and hepatitis A vaccination outreach. “Selma is truly kind and compassionate.” said Sonya Crosby, MRC VolunteerCoordinator, “We are so grateful for her and all the MRC volunteers who step up to serve the community in times of need.”

The MRC is a national network of volunteers organized at the local level to improve health and safety in their communities. Volunteers, both medical and non-medical, serve alongside public health and emergency personnel in special needs hurricane shelters, dispensing
medication/vaccination and more. Information about the MRC is available here: