• Operation Gingerbread Man

    • In Response to: Hidden Pines Fire
    • Location: Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
    • Active: Oct 30, 2015 - Nov 11, 2015
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Objective

Region 6 responded to the Hidden Pines Fire in Texas to assist with debris removal operations after more than 60 homes were destroyed.

Operation Overview

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Latest Field Reports

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November 5, 2015 In case you were wondering why we named a wildfire response after a delicious cookie featured in children's stories, well, it's because Bastrop County, TX is home to the world's largest permanent gingerbread man "Smitty," made from the mold of one seriously large edible cookie. In 2006, Smitty weighed 1,308 lbs, 8 oz and measured… Read More »

Latest Reflections

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November 19, 2015 Army veteran April Burge honed in on the type of company she wants to keep while serving the community of Bastrop, TX with Team Rubicon. Read More »

Supporters of Team Rubicon

Donor Donation Date
Renee Walsh$103.57December 08, 2016
Betty Printy$7.00December 08, 2016
Georgia Greene$5.00December 08, 2016
Lori DeLangis$250.00December 08, 2016
Steven Rogers$10.00December 08, 2016
Lane Wipff$1000.00December 08, 2016
Amanda Smerdel$5.00December 08, 2016
Laura Williamson$50.00December 08, 2016
Amanda Smerdel$5.00December 08, 2016
Carolyn Burge$30.00December 08, 2016
Dane Snyder$50.00December 08, 2016
Barry Wile$5.00December 08, 2016
Mary Ellen Cooper$25.00December 08, 2016
Lynne Hammonds$25.00December 08, 2016
Anonymous$26.12December 08, 2016
Rebecca Zimmermann$25.00December 08, 2016
April Kroninger$50.00December 08, 2016
David Green$100.00December 08, 2016
Gail Marsden$25.00December 08, 2016
Anne Jackley$5.00December 08, 2016
Diane Dutch$5.00December 08, 2016
Anonymous$25.00December 08, 2016
Jeffrey Snethen$25.00December 08, 2016
Debra Hooks$10.00December 08, 2016
Annettte Brier$100.00December 08, 2016
Mark Proft$11.00December 08, 2016
Margaret Mencl$50.00December 08, 2016
wendy Dickerson$11.00December 08, 2016
Donella Spencer$12.50December 08, 2016
Anonymous$11.00December 08, 2016
Karen Gerbosi$75.00December 08, 2016
Kristin Uznanski$10.00December 08, 2016
Brett Coons$20.00December 08, 2016
michael murphy$100.00December 08, 2016
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
Maria Arellano$10.00December 07, 2016

News / Press

Rugged devices aid Team Rubicon’s disaster relief efforts

What is Team Rubicon? Watching tornadoes ravage the town of Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013, John New had a visceral reaction. He needed to be out there, helping the victims pick up the pieces of their lives. “When I saw the footage it felt very personal,” he said. A former Army intelligence operator, New… Read More »

Field Reports

What’s with Operation: Gingerbread Man?

In case you were wondering why we named a wildfire response after a delicious cookie featured in children's stories, well, it's because Bastrop County, TX is home to the world's largest permanent gingerbread man "Smitty," made from the mold of one seriously large edible cookie. In 2006, Smitty weighed 1,308 lbs, 8 oz and measured… Read More »

Reflections

The Company You Keep

Army veteran April Burge honed in on the type of company she wants to keep while serving the community of Bastrop, TX with Team Rubicon. Read More »

Bastrop Over Belize

Former U.S. Army Logistics Officer Ben Eichel chose to support the wildfire relief effort in Bastrop, TX over scuba diving in Belize. Read More »

Serving Alongside the Helfrich Family

The team in Texas had the honor of assisting Keith Helfrich, an Army Special Forces veteran of 26 years, whose property was affected by the Hidden Pines Fire. Read More »