MONROE COUNTY TO CREATE "MONROE EMERGENCY RESERVE CORPS." PUBLIC MEETING IN MARATHON MAY 21ST AT 6:00PM.

MONROE COUNTY TO CREATE "MONROE EMERGENCY RESERVE CORPS"

PUBLIC MEETING MAY 21ST AT THE MARATHON GOVERNMENT CENTER

Monroe County Emergency Management is creating a “Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps” to be made up of volunteers with a variety of skills who would like to help during times of emergency in the Keys. The County is putting out a call to residents with various talents and skills who want to volunteer as part of future hurricane response and recovery.

An initial community meeting will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, to gauge interest in the program and speak with potential volunteers about their skill sets and interest level in volunteering.

The County Emergency Management Department is looking for people who are retired military or police and understand working during and after emergencies or natural disasters. The county is also interested in people who have construction skills and can go into neighborhoods after storms and help people with their homes or removing debris or people who want to help deliver or distribute food and water.

“This meeting will be an open discussion on how to best utilize the incredible untapped talents of our community and build a response capability that surpasses all expectations,” Monroe County Emergency Management’s Marty Senterfitt said. “Be part of the solution.”

All residents interested in the new program or interested in volunteering their talents and experience are encouraged to attend the meeting. Questions about the meeting and the "Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps" can be directed to Monroe County Emergency Management"s Marty Senterfitt at Senterfitt-Martin@monroecounty-fl.gov or 305-289-6018.