This article was researched in hopes it will give you accurate information to share with friends, family and those you interact with in your work. Occasionally, the question of MRC involvement comes up on the listserv. The MRC was not developed to be a service to support international endeavors. It was developed to assist locally: working with families, then neighborhoods, then the community as a whole in times of manmade or natural disasters and public health events. The MRC membership can help by making sure that people have accurate information to reduce fears and dispel misinformation.