Day Four Update – Operation: Prairie Dog

Day Four Update – Operation: Prairie Dog
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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 the FOB up and running in Marseilles, IL, Team Rubicon has fully begun flood recovery operations. TR has been in constant contact with local authorities to ensure TR volunteers are being used in the most efficient way possible.

Team Rubicon has also been using Palantir to create and track work orders in the affected area, and is sharing this information with other relief groups.

Team Leader Jeff Volmar pauses to sync up with Palantir back at the FOB
Team Leader Jeff Volmar pauses to sync up with Palantir back at the FOB

Today, volunteers focused on the homes of first responders – this will allow more first responders to go out and help with the ongoing recovery.

A total of 258 work orders have been created so far. TR plans to accomplish at least 75% of the remaining EMS work orders and 50% of the Southern Baptist work orders over the next 245 hours.

It is imperative that we are able to recruit more volunteers for Operation: Prairie Dog. Any Region 5 or Region 7 volunteer within 250 of LaSalle County, IL should register their availability in OrgAction ASAP.