The following day, a strike team comprised of TR and Team Depot members got to work on John’s home. They removed flooded furniture, carpet, and drywall while salvaging the items they could.
Before his 9 p.m. shift at Home Depot, members of Team Rubicon invited John to stop by the FOB and get to know the team, as many mentioned his admirable demeanor and work ethic. He swung by, swapped a few hugs and laughs, and left an impression with the team and pledged to volunteer when things settled down.
A lot of work lies ahead in the rebuilding process for John, but his drive and new found community helped bridge the gap.