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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States should establish a National Service Reserve made up of volunteers that can be called upon to help with natural disasters or for other local needs, US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said at a rally in Fort Pierce, Florida on Friday.
“Let’s do something like that [military reserve] in the civilian space,” Clinton stated. “Let’s call it the National Service Reserve.”
People who join the program would receive basic training, and “then when your city or state needs you, you’ll get the call,” Clinton added.
She said examples of service could include supporting the Red Cross during a natural disaster, distributing water in Flint, Michigan, or helping with a public health campaign.
Clinton also stated that the enrollment goal for the reserve would be five million people across all 50 US states.