Northamptonshire Emergency Response Corps -sign up today to be a NERC volunteer!
SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY As the country emerges from its second COVID winter, and pressures on the NHS start to ease, it would be easy to think that it's all over.
Whilst we can certainly take pride in the way that we all came together in a spirit of unity, we know there is still more to do to support people in our communities as we will be dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic for a long time to come.
It is why the voluntary sector remains as vital today as ever. Northamptonshire stepped up to the challenge and the countless volunteers who put their hands up to help others played a vital role in helping others stay safe and well throughout the hardest times.
But that need continues and the Northamptonshire Emergency Response Corps, or NERC, brings together voluntary organisations and recruits individual volunteers from across the county to help out where they can. NERC Reservists are called upon in times of need to assist with keeping their communities informed, distributing food and supplies and checking on the vulnerable. This happens during an outbreak like COVID, a weather event, a disruption in energy supply or any other man-made or natural emergency.
Luiza Morris-Warren, Chair of NERC, expressed her gratitude on behalf of the organisation to all volunteers, past and present, who have given up their time to help others: "The difference NERC Reservists make is tremendous, and the experience is a hugely rewarding one. We have seen fantastic examples of people coming together and stepping up to support each other during the lockdowns, and I am confident we can continue to go from strength to strength."
You don't need any specialist skills or have to commit to any set hours to be a NERC Reservist – just a desire to help your community when the need is there.
Please resolve to support your community and sign up today to be a NERC volunteer!
Posted: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:59 by Emma Needham