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Calloway County Health Department Holds Emergency Preparedness Educational Campaign

National Severe Weather Preparedness BrochureCalloway County Health Department’s conducted a community-wide educational campaign about emergency preparedness during the month of March and a concerted effort to assist the low-income and indigent community members to become better prepared for an emergency. 

Community partners such as the local school district, United Way, veterinarians and local society groups assisted in the campaign by distributing educational e-mails or handouts about inexpensive severe weather preparedness tips and checklists.

The low-income and indigent community members were given educational information and a small emergency kit when they received services at NeedLine, Murray Housing Authority or Calloway County Health Department.

Green River District Medical Reserve Corps and Health Department Sponser Blood Drive

Green River District Medical Reserve Corps and Green River District Health Department teamed together to sponsor a Blood Drive.  They were successful with 20 people volunteering their time to donate. Blood is essential for life: it carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, fights infections, and helps heal wounds. And everyone has this self-generating resource that can be generously given to others—when and where it is needed most. You or someone you know will need blood — In fact, 1 out of 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. From natural disasters to unforeseen catastrophes, emergency hospital procedures to life-long battles with chronic diseases such as sickle cell, the demand for blood is constant. The supply is not. And since there is no substitute, only volunteer blood donors can roll up their sleeves and save lives.
GRDMRC and GRDHD staff made a difference, by volunteering, they were able to improve and enhance the health and well-being of others in need.

Green River District Medical Reserve Corps Partners Host Dr. Renee White

The Green River District Medical Reserve Corp, in partnership with Daviess County Volunteers Organizations Activity in Disaster and the Green River District Citizen Corps Council, hosted Dr. Renee White, chair of the Joplin area Long Term Recovery Committee in Owensboro Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. for a free event at the Green River District Health Department offices. White shared with more than 50 in attendance the successes and challenges of a community recovering from the devastating tornado of May 22, 2011. Because of the already established and well-functioning Community Organizations Activity in a Disaster, the LTRC was able to stand up quickly and effectively to the needs of the Joplin, MO community.

 

Last Updated 4/15/2014
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