100th Volunteer to Join the Central Georgia Medical Reserve Corps
Natarsha Williams, a Houston county resident, recently became the 100th volunteer to join the Central Georgia Medical Reserve Corps (CGMRC) of the North Central Health District (NCHD). The Central Georgia Medical Reserve Corps was founded to improve the emergency capabilities of Middle Georgia through the advanced registration, organization and training of volunteer health professionals. The mission of the CGMRC is to assist and supplement Middle Georgia communities with health care volunteers in response to situations that overwhelm available resources. The CGMRC covers 13 counties in Middle Georgia: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Hancock, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson.
Williams became interested in joining the CGMRC when she was volunteering at her daughter's school the same day as a school-based flu clinic was taking place. A Public Health nurse administering the vaccines gave Williams the information needed so she could look further into joining the CGMRC. It was not until later that Williams found out that she was the 100th volunteer to join. Williams is a recent graduate from Georgia College and State University where she received her Masters of Health Education in Health Promotion.
"I was glad because that let me know that I followed ninety-nine other individuals who are looking to improve the health of our community," said Williams. The Central Georgia Medical Reserve Corps recruits medical, nursing, allied health, dental, public health, mental health and veterinary medicine volunteers, as well as non-health care volunteers wishing to serve in specific support roles.
If interested in joining the CGMRC or need help going through the application process, please contact the Central Georgia Medical Reserve Coordinator at 478-207-1411 or visit www.northcentralhealthdistrict.com/mrc.