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Grant awarded to keep veterans healthy
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The Central Georgia Medical Reserve Corps won the grant by coming up with a way to fill a need in the community.

Emergency Preparedness Director for the North Central Health District, Laurice Bentley, says they are the only medical reserve corp unit in the state to receive the grant.

Bentley says the funds will allow them to host health screenings at the veterans post once a month.

She says the screenings will help low income, and homeless people to keep check on their blood pressure, and glucose levels.

Also, this will give them the opportunity to have one on one discussions about maintaining good health.

Bentley explained, "We're actually going to reach out to them to empower them and show them. This is how to take care of yourself. Here are the resources, and we can get them lined up with a lot of those resources."

Bentley says over 100 volunteers have signed up to help them with the initiative.

They hope to start the screening by April.

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