• Operation Saw Humbug

    • In Response to: Mississippi Tornadoes
    • Location: Columbia, MS, USA
    • Active: Dec 25, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015

Objective

Members of Region 4 and 6 deployed to Columbia, Mississippi to assist with recovery efforts after multiple tornadoes touched down in the region on Dec. 23.

Operation Overview

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Latest Field Reports

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January 20, 2015 After Action Report - OP Saw Humbug Operation Saw Humbug – Columbia, Marion County, MS Prepared by: Bob Obernier, Regional Administrator Completed: January 20, 2015   Operation Data Overview: Operation # TR14030 Dates 12/26/2014 to 01/05/2015 Duration 11 Days Location Columbia, MS Regions Involved 4, 6 States Involved AL, ARK, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS,… Read More »

Latest Reflections

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January 14, 2015 Samantha Crowell joined up with Team Rubicon right after an F3 tornado swept through her hometown of Columbia, Mississippi just before Christmas. Read More »

Supporters of Operation Saw Humbug

Donor Donation Date
Ray Nichols$60.00January 04, 2015
Temitayo Ladeinde$60.00January 02, 2015
Susan Kelly$225.00January 01, 2015
Robert Nellis$60.00December 31, 2014
Debi Bookwalter$300.00December 31, 2014
Gina Brown$35.00December 31, 2014
William Francart$50.00December 31, 2014
Greg Hill$100.00December 31, 2014
Paul Collier$25.00December 30, 2014
ruthellen hill$25.00December 30, 2014
Kathleen Willard$30.00December 30, 2014
robert galer$25.00December 30, 2014
john mcguire$1000.00December 29, 2014
Susan S Suarez$60.00December 29, 2014
Mary Jane Fennessey$60.00December 29, 2014
Jon Valenzuela$50.00December 29, 2014
Rita Black$25.00December 29, 2014
Cheryl Friend$150.00December 29, 2014
Anonymous$75.00December 28, 2014
Diane Nordquist$200.00December 28, 2014
Florence Sass$25.00December 28, 2014
Anonymous$25.00December 28, 2014
Albert A Baccari$50.00December 28, 2014
John Stark$100.00December 28, 2014
Anonymous$50.00December 28, 2014
pau pa$60.00December 28, 2014
J D Gilliland$60.00December 28, 2014
mitchell cantor$25.00December 28, 2014
David Redlener$50.00December 27, 2014
Kay Wade$500.00December 27, 2014
Anonymous$20.00December 27, 2014
Curtis Rose$100.00December 27, 2014
patricia shevlin$250.00December 27, 2014
Kyke Campbell$10.00December 27, 2014
Jesse Henderson$25.00December 27, 2014
Megan Buckley$25.00December 27, 2014
Janet Shurtliff$25.00December 27, 2014
M A$25.00December 27, 2014
Nancy Muldoon$60.00December 27, 2014
Arlene Lindblom$25.00December 27, 2014
Virginia Dalton$25.00December 27, 2014
Mary Sorensen$150.00December 27, 2014
Mildred Huxley$500.00December 27, 2014
Diane Reynolds$50.00December 27, 2014
Keri Milbrecht$25.00December 27, 2014
James Sterk$5.00December 27, 2014
Nancy Schimmel$200.00December 27, 2014
Anonymous$25.00December 27, 2014
B Jeff Holcomb$300.00December 27, 2014
Joan Oserowsky$25.00December 27, 2014

News / Press

Columbia residents receive assistance from Team Rubicon

By Haskel Burns, Hattiesburg American Staff Writer COLUMBIA – On Wednesday, Mark Motley was one of the hundreds of Columbia residents still picking up the pieces from the devastation left by the Dec. 23 EF3 tornado that tore through the area. As with the other storm victims, it’s been a rough week-and-a-half of cleanup and… Read More »

Field Reports

Operation: Saw Humbug

After Action Report - OP Saw Humbug Operation Saw Humbug – Columbia, Marion County, MS Prepared by: Bob Obernier, Regional Administrator Completed: January 20, 2015   Operation Data Overview: Operation # TR14030 Dates 12/26/2014 to 01/05/2015 Duration 11 Days Location Columbia, MS Regions Involved 4, 6 States Involved AL, ARK, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS,… Read More »

Sit Rep from the Field

Since Christmas Day, 30 volunteers have poured 828 hours into Operation: Saw Humbug in Columbia, Miss. While steady rain impeded some of the scheduled chainsaw operations, strike teams on the ground continue with debris removal and the collection of damage assessments. On Sunday, spontaneous volunteers also joined the ongoing relief effort following Woodlawn Church's service. Read More »

Spinning Up in Mississippi

On the afternoon of December 23, at least five tornadoes impacted Region IV, including one in the state of Mississippi. Extensive damage was reported to homes and businesses. A reconnaissance team was dispatched to Columbia, MS to confirm about 80 properties sustained significant damage, and so Region IV will conduct a response to assist with recovery efforts. Team Rubicon’s task force will… Read More »

Reflections

Overcoming Heartache in Columbia

Samantha Crowell joined up with Team Rubicon right after an F3 tornado swept through her hometown of Columbia, Mississippi just before Christmas. Read More »

Special Kind of Crazy

Air Force veteran Chad Hargon answered the call to deploy on Operation: Saw Humbug immediately after Christmas. Read More »

Get Some, Songbird

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