Lake City, Colo. (June 12, 2019) – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, is launching an operation to provide flood mitigation support to the residents of Lake City, Colo. as water levels in Henson Creek continue to rise and threaten neighboring communities. The operation will begin Wednesday June 12 and is anticipated to last five-days.
Working in conjunction with state and local authorities, Team Rubicon is assisting with sandbagging operations and spontaneous volunteer management. Those in the community interested in volunteering can sign up June 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at 700 Henson Street, Lake City, Colo. Team Rubicon performs its services at no cost to those affected, thanks to the generosity of donors.
Nathan Deneault, Task Force Leader with Team Rubicon commented, “We were proud to be able to assist the community of Lake City and Hinsdale County in May and look forward to continuing this essential flood mitigation work this week. Thank you to the Lake City and Hinsdale County community, particularly the Hinsdale County Office of Emergency Management for extending their hospitality again during the operation.”
Team Rubicon boasts a 100,000-strong, highly skilled volunteer force that helps communities stabilize and recover after a devastating natural disaster. Since its inception following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has responded to 350 disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, and Michael.
Through a strong communications infrastructure supported by our 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.