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Nepal Quake 2015: Team Rubicon springs into action

Ben Dutka

Ben S. Dutka figured it all out too late. He got his degree in Psychology and realized years later that he wanted to write for a living. He now has 16+ years of digital and print journalism experience and currently entertains an ongoing love affair with the greatest literary classics (he savored every page of "War and Peace" and thought it could've been longer, and he will finish Proust's "In Search of Lost Time"). He also loves crossword puzzles, tennis, the outdoors, and working on numerous novels. One of these days, one will get picked up...and when it does, the world will make a little more sense.


The largest earthquake to hit Nepal since 1934 has left at least 2,400 people dead.

In response to the fallout generated by the 7.8 quake, Team Rubicon has announcedthe deployment of a recon team. The team will focus on Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, which now lies in ruins. Early estimates say 90 percent of the city’s homes have been destroyed, which leaves the majority of the one million inhabitants homeless.

The quake that left thousands dead and many more homeless.

Incoming aid from Team Rubicon and the United States will have some difficulty getting to the disaster zone, as aftershocks have put the Tribhuvan International Airport temporarily out of commission. But Team Rubicon is determined to help. The group was founded by retired U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jacob Wood, and their goal is to provide help and assistance worldwide. They also work to provide veterans with purpose, community and self-worth, and they aim to “bridge the gap between military and civilian life.” Essentially, they’re saving lives in order to save lives; learn more at their impressive Our Mission page.