A program with a national network of volunteers who improve emergency response proficiency and build community resiliency in educational and service initiatives is the recipient of a major grant. The Medical Reserve Corps chapter for Calhoun and Cleburne counties, located in the Jacksonville State University College of Nursing, recently received a $20,000 grant from the Alabama Public Health Department. Jacksonville State University Community Health Nurse Instructor, Katie Robinson says the funding will provide state of the art emergency preparedness equipment-which includes a trailer and educational supplies. According to the MRC’s website, there are 993 community-based units and more than 200,000 volunteers throughout the United States and its territories. To learn more about M-R-C, please visit www.medicalreservecorps.gov. For more information about the M-R-C chapter for Calhoun and Cleburne counties, contact the J-S-U College of Nursing at (256) 782-5781.