The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program is sponsored by the Office of the Surgeon General, in cooperation with the White House's USA Freedom Corps and the Department of Homeland Security's Citizen Corps.
The MRC was founded after President Bush's 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. The MRC is a partner program of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to ensuring hometown security. Citizen Corps, along with the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Peace Corps are all part of the President's USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service throughout the nation.
St. Croix County has recently opened a chapter of the Wisconsin MRC. Our vision is to provide expert medical assistance, advice, support and service whenever called upon to do so. The mission of the St. Croix County MRC is to improve the health and safety of communities across the county by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers.
The purpose of the St. Croix County MRC is to assist the local community during emergencies which affect the public's health by providing a rapid, coordinated and specific response using locally recruited medical, mental health, public health and non-medical support volunteers.