Ohio River Medical Mission volunteer appreciation event set

Staff Report

MIDDLEPORT — Volunteers who served at the Ohio River Medical Mission at Meigs High School in June are invited to attend a post-event Volunteer Celebration on Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Middleport Church of Christ Family Life Center (437 Main St., Middleport).

All event attendees must register by calling the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District office at 740-376-1026 or emailing [email protected]

“The Mission would not have been possible without all the key community partners, supporters and volunteers,” Buckeye Hills Executive Director Misty Casto said. “Through a coordinated effort, 390 volunteers served more than 3,300 hours at a value of nearly $77,500 to the community for the Mission.”

The Medical Innovative Readiness Training partnered with the 7241st Medical Support Unit, Army Reserve Medical Command from Lexington, Ky., with sister services from the U.S. Navy and 24th Medical Detachment from Ft. Bragg, N.C. Innovative Readiness Training provides real-world training opportunities for the nation’s military service members and units to prepare them for their wartime missions while supporting the needs of America’s under-served communities.

The 10-day event served 2,952 patients and animals with an estimated total cost savings to the community of $739,357.”

Mission volunteers should plan to join the celebration of the success of the Ohio River Medical Mission and for the premiere viewing of the Ohio River Medical Mission Video produced by Trifecta Production LLC.

The deadline to register is Sept. 18 and is only for volunteers.

Staff Report