• 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

Donor Donation Date
Blossom Handelsman$50.00January 20, 2017
Margo Himes$10.00January 20, 2017
William Newland$11.00January 20, 2017
Amy Renaud-Mutart$20.00January 20, 2017
Jacqueline Severidt$100.00January 20, 2017
Sonja Johnson$10.00January 20, 2017
THOMAS BESWICK$25.00January 20, 2017
Marshall Mayer$5.47January 20, 2017
Kelly Floria$250.00January 20, 2017
Warren Fitzpatrick$25.00January 20, 2017
Gayle K Franz$10.00January 20, 2017
Bari Phillips$40.00January 19, 2017
Julie Mattix$10.00January 19, 2017
Pinchas Balsam$500.00January 19, 2017
Pinchas Balsam$500.00January 19, 2017
Neely Miller$5.00January 19, 2017
Rosally Sapla$30.00January 19, 2017
Cara Lynch$25.00January 19, 2017
Kathryn Nauman$25.00January 19, 2017
Kieran Healy$50.00January 19, 2017
Earl & Florine Bradley$25.00January 19, 2017
Debra Neely$10.00January 19, 2017
Devashish Bangar$25.00January 19, 2017
Atul Dhuria$11.00January 19, 2017
Pete Farmer$25.00January 19, 2017
Kathleen I Cooper$11.00January 19, 2017
Kathy Copple$5.00January 19, 2017
Mariko Oneill$25.00January 19, 2017
Tyler Love$10.00January 19, 2017
Angela Lusk$50.00January 18, 2017
David Ward$50.00January 18, 2017
Katherine Gorzka$30.00January 18, 2017
Geoffrey Richardson$25.00January 18, 2017
Dipali Mehta$11.00January 18, 2017
Carie Lemack$11.00January 18, 2017
gerard casey$10.00January 18, 2017
Michelle Reihel$11.00January 18, 2017
Michael Fitzgerald$11.00January 18, 2017
Devin Carlson$11.00January 18, 2017
Patricia Goodman$11.00January 18, 2017
Rodney Gorzka$25.00January 18, 2017
Michael Royce$600.00January 18, 2017
Samuel Korman$25.00January 18, 2017
Becky Baker$31.61January 18, 2017
Jessica Griffiths$10.00January 17, 2017
Joseph Furnari$25.00January 17, 2017
Pamela Smith$100.00January 17, 2017
Yohannes Bennehoff$50.00January 17, 2017
Dana Adrian$20.00January 17, 2017
Dror Matalon$52.47January 17, 2017

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 »