• Operation Barbed Wire

    • In Response to: Tornadoes in Northern Illinois
    • Location: Fairdale, IL 60146, USA
    • Active: Apr 12, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015
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Objective

Region 5 deployed members to DeKalb County, Illinois after an estimated 17 tornadoes touched down in the area. Volunteers will assist with debris removal, emergent home repair, and damage assessments alongside local officials.

Operation Overview

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Latest Reflections

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April 22, 2015 Army veteran and Illinois resident Rick Borrett reported for duty and then some. Read More »

Supporters of Team Rubicon

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Renee Walsh$103.57December 08, 2016
Betty Printy$7.00December 08, 2016
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Lori DeLangis$250.00December 08, 2016
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Lane Wipff$1000.00December 08, 2016
Amanda Smerdel$5.00December 08, 2016
Laura Williamson$50.00December 08, 2016
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Carolyn Burge$30.00December 08, 2016
Dane Snyder$50.00December 08, 2016
Barry Wile$5.00December 08, 2016
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April Kroninger$50.00December 08, 2016
David Green$100.00December 08, 2016
Gail Marsden$25.00December 08, 2016
Anne Jackley$5.00December 08, 2016
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Margaret Mencl$50.00December 08, 2016
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Christopher Covetz$36.00December 07, 2016
Amy Kimmel$15.00December 07, 2016
Michael Nicholson$10.00December 07, 2016
Jeffrey Chan$10.00December 07, 2016
Shannon Murch$50.00December 07, 2016
John David Johnson$15.00December 07, 2016
GARY HEBERT$100.00December 07, 2016
Jennifer Wesselmann$25.00December 07, 2016
Desnee Hall$100.00December 07, 2016
Lisa Morrison$3000.00December 07, 2016
Patricia Conlan$25.00December 07, 2016
Sarah McHenry$10.00December 07, 2016
Melanie Ammerman$10.00December 07, 2016
Natalie Nelson$10.00December 07, 2016
Carrie Watson$25.00December 07, 2016
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News / Press

Fairdale: One week later

FOX 32 News Chicago   FAIRDALE, Ill. (FOX 32 News) - One week after a tornado demolished much of the town of Fairdale, a lot of progress has been made in the cleanup effort. The determination of those who live there is being encouraged by an army of volunteers. About 150 truck-loads of rubble was… Read More »

‘We survived’: Week after tornado, Fairdale community relief efforts continue

FAIRDALE – Downed traffic signs, pieces of insulation, mattresses and other household items remain strewn across the streets of Fairdale, a small community in northwest DeKalb County that was known to the few before it was ravaged by a tornado one week ago. But with relief efforts underway and community determination to help restore the… Read More »

Inside Look at Fairdale Devastation; Funeral Arrangements for Two Women Killed by Tornado

FAIRDALE (WIFR) -- One week after the devastating EF-4 tornado wreaked havoc on Fairdale, our cameras were allowed to catch the aftermath. David Richardson’s home is no more. After the storm, it was left as a pile of rubble and now only the foundation remains. The Fairdale resident is overwhelmed by the support. “All of… Read More »

Field Reports

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Reflections

“You’ve Got a Quality Guy, There”

Army veteran and Illinois resident Rick Borrett reported for duty and then some. Read More »

Finding Hope in Fairdale

Fairdale, Illinois is an unincorporated community of approximately 200 residents. Army veteran Josh Walker recounts meeting a lifelong resident in the wake of an EF-4 tornado. Read More »