Mr Chris Floyd
Disaster Resistant Communities Group LLC
6224 Wake Robin Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32309

Dear Mr Floyd,

First I would like to formally thank you and your group, Disaster Resistant Communities Group, for the hard work in creating and administering the Shelters Operations Support Exercise that our Salem County NJ Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers participated in on Tuesday.

Salem County is located in a small rural area in Southern New Jersey. We are about 64,000 in population. In the past year we have strived to build our Medical Reserve Corp. volunteer group and have gone from 3 volunteers to 19 volunteers. We are finally making a difference for our small rural community.

The Shelter Operations Exercise Tabletop we participated in last night was the first time my volunteers got a taste of some real life scenarios regarding shelters. It was a great experience for all who attended and we all walked away excited and informed. And now, even more wanting to make a difference.

For some of us smaller counties, funds can be tight especially for MRC trainings. This training provided us the ability to feel like we could stand on our own 2 feet and really support our Office of Emergency Management and American Red Cross counter parts in a real emergency.

Thank you again for all you do!

Andrea Godshall
Salem County Department of Health and Human Services
Community Preparedness and Health Education Division
Salem, NJ