Call for veteran volunteers, equipment, and donations for Dora, Alabama

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.

Team Rubicon’s Howard “Ford” Sypher has linked up with the Dora, Alabama civil authority (i.e. the mayor, local fire and police) to provide much needed assistance to this rural town. Dora is a small community outside Birmingham that was affected by the tornadoes, but had yet to receive aid until TR arrived. The town of Dora gave Team Rubicon the local fire department as a base of operations and freedom of maneuver. The team currently consists of four TR volunteers, but we need more help. If you are a veteran and can join Team Rubicon in hard-hit Bora, Alabama, please contact us through our contact form:

Team Leader Matt Pelak is on his way home to New York and Howard Sypher, U.S Army veteran, is taking over the job. Right now he is meeting with the mayor of Bora to assess how TR will facilitate clean up and recovery. When he returns, TR will take full stock of our equipment and potential needs, we will prioritize what areas we will begin assisting, with clear and concise listing of out prioritized targets.

The team urgently needs access to a front end loader and chainsaws. If you can provide this equipment, please contact us through our contact form:

To quote a local resident upon out arrival, “we have been waiting for you.” As of two days ago people were sleeping on mattresses outside their houses–aid has yet to trickle down. Team Rubicon will have a very commanding presence in Bora, but we can’t sustain this mission without you. Please donate $10 to help our neighbors in Bora, Alabama.