Middle Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps opens warehouse to receive donated materials for hurricane relief assistance

Beginning at 1 p.m. today, the Middle Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps (MTMRC) will open a warehouse within the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, located on James Robertson Parkway in downtown Nashville, to receive personal items as well as medical supplies to assist hurricane disaster relief efforts. Beginning tomorrow, warehouse hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. each day.

By opening a collection center within Municipal Auditorium the MTMRC now has an established location to receive donated medical and personal items necessary for deployment into the Gulf region to establish mobile health care services to effectively treat injury and illness among hurricane victims.

The MTMRC is seeking donations of nonperishable food items, durable and non-durable medical supplies, as well as personal equipment suitable for urban search and rescue activities.

In addition to donated items, the Middle Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps is seeking volunteers to travel to the Gulf region to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. The MTMRC needs a large group of volunteer health care professionals and other skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds such as military logistics, military command and control, certified electricians, food services and other qualified individuals who can help support a mobile health care infrastructure.

Citizens of Middle Tennessee, wholesale and retail medical equipment supply vendors, pharmaceutical vendors, and area retail merchants who wish to make donations to the MTMRC, please bring your items to the MTMRC’s warehouse from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. each day located at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, or please call (615) 322-4400 for further information about items needed for donation.

Qualified individuals who wish to volunteer for the MTMRC need to apply online at www.mtmrc.org. Only those individuals who apply online will receive consideration.

Contact: Leigh Macmillan (615)322-4747