Local volunteer honored during visit from President Bush
February 1, 2007
Upon his arrival at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport on Thursday, January 25, President George W. Bush presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award to Susan Hoskins, a volunteer with the Mid-America Medical Reserve Corps (MAMRC).
The President uses this award to recognize local volunteers as he travels throughout the country and to thank them for making a difference in the lives of others.
The Mid-America Medical Reserve Corps is coordinated through the Mid-America Regional Council. Its volunteer members are ready to provide support to city and county public health departments throughout the Kansas City area if a large-scale public health emergency situation should arise.
Hoskins has been active in the MAMRC since it began almost five years ago and serves as the Unit Commander. She oversees recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers who provide medical assistance during emergencies as well as at health fairs and community events. Hoskins and the MAMRC also assisted with care for Hurricane Katrina evacuees who arrived in Kansas City in 2005.
“I was honored to accept this award on behalf of all the wonderful volunteers in Kansas City who make this community a unique and caring place to live.” said Hoskins, who received a special commemorative pin from President Bush. The award announcement and photograph of Hoskins with President Bush can be viewed on the USA Freedom Corps website.
The Mid-America Medical Reserve Corps is always looking for additional volunteers. People with skills in the health-care field are needed to meet clinical needs. However, volunteers who do not have any medical training are also encouraged to join. You can learn more or volunteer for the corps online at www.kcmedicalreservecorps.org.
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