An Update and a Thank You

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.

We have been working at Terry’s house all day. Terry had 5 trees go down in his yard, two of which are now resting on the corner of his home. He was with his young son when the storm came through, and said the sound of the old oak trees in the backyard snapping was the most frightening experience of his life. We have removed a tremendous amount of debris from the yard, and will be able to clear everything save for the one giant oak that is resting snugly on the corner of the home, that one is for the pros.We continue to work alongside the U of Alabama vets, the guys are hard workers. All the branches are represented, Army, Navy, Air Force, and of course Marines. In fact, the local Marine recruiters have joined us, so our numbers continue to grow.

We already have our second job lined up, an elderly gentlemen whose entire yard is engulfed in tree limbs. He lost his mother in law in
the storm so he has yet to be able to do anything with his own property.

Everyone involved down here would like to thank our supporters, it is because of you that we are here and able to provide this assistance.
Everyone we meet is amazed by Team Rubicon, both that we have so many people willing to come from all over and that we have so many
supporters that fund our cause. So thank you.

Jake Wood