Mobilizing in Response to Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The storm brings destructive winds up to 150 mph, heavy rains, and flooding, and is moving inland across Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Tornadoes have also been reported throughout Florida and South Central Georgia. Team Rubicon deployed a … Read More

Palu, Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami: Leaning in to Disaster Response

On September 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia, also triggering a tsunami that measured up to 18 feet in some areas. 1,649 people are known to have died following the earthquake and tsunami, and 265 are still missing. To date, 71,000 people have been displaced from their homes and are living in shelters. On … Read More

Surviving Hurricane Florence and a Tornado

Sometimes Team Rubicon comes to the rescue and the homeowners we have come to serve don’t know who we are or how we found them.  Such was the case with retired couple George and Dorothy Najarian, of Havelock, North Carolina. An Operation Silver Sun sawyer team arrived at the Najarian’s residence on the morning of … Read More

Dedicated To Service

Bob McKay sweats in the North Carolina sun and heat as he power saws through dozens of Hurricane Florence-felled trees with his sawyer partner. The homeowners’ yard is full of them making their driveway nearly impassable and a walk from their front door to the river their house faces dangerous. McKay says this is his … Read More

It Takes a Village and Then Some

Hurricane Florence made landfall on September 14 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Since then, Team Rubicon (TR) has spun up three operations in Wilmington, New Bern, and Goldsboro, NC. TR is currently monitoring the state of Fayetteville, Jacksonville, and Lumberton, North Carolina in addition to multiple counties in South Carolina. Volunteers have been providing disaster relief … Read More

Operations Update: Florence Relief Full Speed Ahead

It’s been a week since Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, NC. Since then, over 1,500 Greyshirts have raised their hands and answered the call to serve affected residents. While the floodwaters are receding in many areas, there are multiple rivers that have yet to crest. Our planning teams are monitoring rivers and road conditions … Read More