FRAMINGHAM – Rotary Club of Framingham President Javier Cevallos, at Concerts on the Common on August9, presented a check for $998 to Framingham Veterans Services and the Framingham Medical Reserve Corps.
The award, which originates in the Rotary Club’s Random Acts of Kindness program, will be used to acquire a diagnostic device used by nurses treating veterans to help measure the pulse rate in their feet, a health indicator. The specific targets are homeless and at-risk veterans being helped by the MedicalReserve Corps. The device they use now is over 8 years old and needs to be replaced.
Kitty Mahoney, Framingham’s Chief Public Health Nurse and administrator of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, said the Corps works “to strengthen
public health, reduce vulnerability, build resilience, and improve preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities” within their local community.
“In Framingham, she added, the Corps volunteers spend time with Health, Police and Fire Departments to assist with trainings, drills, exercises, and activities.”
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Pictured, (from left) Rotarian Nancy Meehan; Rotarian Lindsey Morris; Kitty Mahoney, Framingham Public Health Nurse and Director of the Framingham Medical Reserve Corps; Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, President of the Rotary Club of Framingham (and President of Framingham State University); Craig Sullivan, Framingham Veterans Agent; and Kathie McCarthy, Framingham Medical Reserve Corps member.