Operation Bayou Blitz

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Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

With search and rescue operations scaling down, and the water in the most devastated neighborhoods remaining to be pumped out before hurricane recovery can begin in earnest, Team Rubicon’s south Louisiana team is making use of this transitional period by working with a local pastor to identify and assist residents whose needs are acute.

In Violet, Louisiana, we are focusing primarily on debris removal, to renew a sense of normalcy to the stricken residents of this small community. Here, Team Rubicon and its operating partners represented the only non-local volunteer force on the ground today, and the only ones focusing on restoring the use of properties to their owners.

“The pastor down here is too busy running a feeding program for the many residents who don’t have power”, said Team Rubicon volunteer Jason Belcourt. “He was unable to tend to his elderly father’s situation, who had three downed trees. It was an honor for our combined teams to remove them.”

With search and rescue operations scaling down, and the water in the most devastated neighborhoods remaining to be pumped out before hurricane recovery can begin in earnest, Team Rubicon’s south Louisiana team is making use of this transitional period by working with a local pastor to identify and assist residents whose needs are acute.

In Violet, Louisiana, we are focusing primarily on debris removal, to renew a sense of normalcy to the stricken residents of this small community. Here, Team Rubicon and its operating partners represented the only non-local volunteer force on the ground today, and the only ones focusing on restoring the use of properties to their owners.

“The pastor down here is too busy running a feeding program for the many residents who don’t have power”, said Team Rubicon volunteer Jason Belcourt. “He was unable to tend to his elderly father’s situation, who had three downed trees. It was an honor for our combined teams to remove them.”