REACT Month celebrated

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, May 26, 2011

Standing behind Mayor Vern Rasmussen from left, Gary Anderson, David Hagmann, Elaine Larson, Richard Anderson, Betty Anderson, Dennis Raatz, Perry Vining, Teresa Raatz and Roberta Erntson. To the right of Rasmussen is Megan Raatz. -- Submitted photo

During the month of May, Southern Minnesota Albert Lea REACT C-143 has been celebrating REACT Month.

REACT is an independent, nonprofit, public service organization affiliated with REACT International, and the members closely abide by the rules set forth by the FCC for use of Channel 9.

REACT is an organization with groups all over the world, in which members participate as volunteers to provide highway safety and emergency communications via citizen band radio.

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The group is always ready to assist law enforcement agencies during emergencies.

REACT’s cumulative efforts result in the saving of many lives annually, through the greater speed with which medical aid reaches an accident scene and better communications provided in time of natural disasters.

The local team is also involved in community service through handling communications for a variety of charitable activities such as the Cancer Bike-a-thon, Fourth of July Safety Break, April Sorensen Marathon, Big Island Rendezvous, etc.

If you are interested in volunteer service, call 826-3185, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: P. 0. Box 305, Albert Lea, MN 56007.