• Operation: Rock Steady

    • In Response to: Flooding in Northwest Iowa
    • Location: Rock Rapids, IA 51246, USA
    • Active: Jun 26, 2014 - Jul 10, 2014
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Objective

Residents of Rock Rapids, Iowa were forced to evacuate their homes due to heavy flooding. Nechama has been providing relief in the region and requested our assistance with flood recovery operations and debris management.

Operation Overview

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Latest Field Reports

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July 9, 2014 With nearly 1,000 volunteer hours poured into Operation: Rock Steady, Region 7 is getting ready for demob in Iowa. Today is the last day our team will head to the field with members from NECHAMA and AmeriCorps, as all work orders are nearly complete. Proud of this motley crew. Read More »

Latest Reflections

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While clearing out the basement of Korean War veteran Don Berg, our team recovered his Air Force uniforms covered in muck and took them to a local dry cleaner and jeweler who cleaned the uniforms, brass buttons, and medals at no cost. Read More »

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Lyon County Continues Flood Recovery Efforts

KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (KTIV) - It's been nearly three weeks since parts of our area reached record flood levels. Even though, water is now back in its banks, there's still a lot of work left to do. If you're just passing through downtown Rock Rapids, Iowa,… Read More »

Field Reports

Wrapping Up in Rock Rapids

With nearly 1,000 volunteer hours poured into Operation: Rock Steady, Region 7 is getting ready for demob in Iowa. Today is the last day our team will head to the field with members from NECHAMA and AmeriCorps, as all work orders are nearly complete. Proud of this motley crew. Read More »

Volunteers Needed in Rock Rapids, Iowa

Operation: Rock Steady marches on as our team in Northwest Iowa mucks out flooded basements alongside volunteers from Nechama and AmeriCorps. More volunteers are needed July 6-9 to complete several work orders in town. Members are encouraged to register their availability here (no further action is needed for those who already completed this form last… Read More »

Teaming Up with Nechama and AmeriCorps

This weekend, members of TR rolled up to Rock Rapids, Iowa to being tackling more than 20 work orders with Nechama and AmeriCorps personnel. Together, they're mucking out basements and removing debris for homeowners affected by recent flooding. Those T-shirts didn't stay clean for long. Read More »

Kicking Off Operation: Rock Steady

On June 16, residents of Rock Rapids, Iowa were forced to evacuate their homes due to heavy flooding. Nechama has been providing relief in the region and requested our assistance with flood recovery operations and debris management.  We're launching Operation: Rock Steady and requesting volunteer members within 200 miles of Rock Rapids to register their availability. Time to get dirty in Northwest Iowa. Read More »

Reflections

Salvaging Don’s Uniforms

While clearing out the basement of Korean War veteran Don Berg, our team recovered his Air Force uniforms covered in muck and took them to a local dry cleaner and jeweler who cleaned the uniforms, brass buttons, and medals at no cost. Read More »

Strength in Numbers

NECHAMA's field operation specialist Mark McGilvery discusses all things teamwork during the flood recovery effort in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Read More »

A Chance to Take the Lead

Volunteer Logan Mueller reflects on his first operation with Team Rubicon in his home state of Iowa. Read More »

Rock-Steady Love

After mucking out flooded homes and salvaging a once lost wedding ring for a homeowner in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Army veteran Daniel Dees got comfy on one knee and asked Amanda Holtz to be his wife. Read More »