DALLAS (September 24, 2019) – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has launched an operation to assist residents in Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas with on-going flood response and recovery efforts. Operations began on Tuesday, September 24 and are anticipated to last 21 days.
Working in conjunction with state and local authorities, Team Rubicon volunteers are providing flooded home muck-outs, debris management, and expedient home repairs to communities impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda.
“Tropical Storm Imelda dropped devastating amounts of rain across Southeast Texas, leaving many communities severely flooded,” said William Porter, Senior Manager of Operations Support. “Our teams of committed volunteers are ready to put their disaster response skills to work helping communities in Jefferson and Orange Counties stabilize, recover, and get on the road to rebuilding.”
Team Rubicon boasts a 100,000-strong, highly skilled volunteer force that helps communities prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. Since its inception following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has responded to over 400 disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, Michael, and Dorian.
Through a strong communications infrastructure supported by cutting-edge technological solutions, Team Rubicon volunteers efficiently and effectively respond to natural disasters and help families return to their homes as soon as possible. By giving military veteran volunteers the opportunity to continue their service through disaster response, Team Rubicon provides them an avenue to gain a renewed sense of purpose, community, and identity.