Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Team Rubicon Provides Disaster Recovery Support

LOUISVILLE MS, May 7, 2014 –Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization continues disaster recovery operations to support Winston County and other Mississippi emergency management agencies.
 Team Rubicon’s Operation: Red Hills began a week ago in Lousiville, MS. This weekend, (May 9th-11th) Team Rubicon will be processing hundreds of potential volunteers through the Volunteer Reception Center at the Louisville Coliseum.


The team will be coordinating special chainsaw and debris removal teams to facilitate recovery and rebuilding efforts for residents. Dozens of skilled Team Rubicon volunteers from across the nation will join and support the community in the coming weeks, working all over Winston county, including Lousiville and Noxapater.

To request assistance with cleanup or to volunteer, residents should call the volunteer Reception Center hotline at (513) 580-8722

Beyond disaster relief, Team Rubicon helps veterans find a renewed sense of purpose—vital as many return to civilian life after more than a decade of war. The nonprofit was founded in the wake of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake by Jake Wood and William McNulty, both Marine veterans. It has grown from eight to 15,000 members with nearly 60 operations under its belt, including Haiti, Superstorm Sandy, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Team Rubicon’s services are provided at no cost to homeowners—making a measurable difference in affected communities. For example, Team Rubicon saved homeowners in Oklahoma an estimated $3.7 million in recovery costs through debris removal and home repairs, following devastating tornadoes last year.

Team Rubicon is being helped in its response by several partners, including the Home Depot Foundation, Tyson Foods and Palantir Technologies. Team Rubicon is accepting financial contributions for its storm response. To learn more about Team Rubicon’s mission, or to become a supporter, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.

About Team Rubicon: Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. For more about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.