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May is REACT Month in southern Minnesota

During the month of May, Southern Minnesota Albert Lea Radio Emergency Associated Communications Team C-143 celebrates REACT month, according to a press release.

REACT is an independent, nonprofit public service organization affiliated with REACT International, and the members closely abide by the rules set forth by the Federal Communications Commission for the use of Channel 9, which is the emergency channel.

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

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 charities such as the Fourth of July safety break, April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon, Big Island Rendezvous and more.

Those interested in the volunteer service can call 507-448-3911 or 507-383-7635; or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to P.O. Box 305, Albert Lea, MN 56007.