• Operation: Roll Tide Part Deux

    • In Response to: Birmingham Tornado
    • Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Active: Jan 25, 2012 - Jan 31, 2012
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In January 2012, TR deployed following the tornadoes that ripped through Birmingham. TR’s volunteers focused on immediate home repair and search and rescue operations.

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January 31, 2012 Broken brick, splintered 2x4s, a wireless router, ceramic refrigerator magnets, tattered kelly green throw pillows. All that stood was the second floor and roof, now at ground level. The mailbox was gone, and we couldn’t find the address of this house that once stood. A woman approached as we stood in what had been the… Read More »

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Some Things Cannot Be Broken By a Storm. Reflections from Alabama

Broken brick, splintered 2x4s, a wireless router, ceramic refrigerator magnets, tattered kelly green throw pillows. All that stood was the second floor and roof, now at ground level. The mailbox was gone, and we couldn’t find the address of this house that once stood. A woman approached as we stood in what had been the… Read More »

Labor and Neighbor. Team Rubicon Wraps Operations in Alabama

“This is a job for 20. How many are in your crew?” “Three.” The work coordinator for the disaster zone did not hesitate: “Three of Team Rubicon? That should do it.” Team Rubicon established a “Groan Index” on this mission, to measure how sore we feel at the end of each day. We also discussed… Read More »

TR activates team for Alabama tornadoes

Team Rubicon has activated a team for the tornadoes in Alabama. The team is en route and will liaise with a partner organization Disaster Relief (DRADT) that is already operating on the ground in Clay County. Interested volunteers within a four hour driving distance should send an email to birmingham@teamrubiconusa.org or contact your regional coordinator.… Read More »

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