Operation: Midnight Train has evolved into one of the most interesting deployments for Team Rubicon.
With Palantir’s mapping technology, TR was able to lay out work orders and needs assessments for the affected areas, and was then able to dispatch volunteers equipped with the proper gear for the job. As of yesterday, out of the 500+ orders mapped, 95% have been completed.
TR volunteers are also working closely with the local Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs) in the response to the tornadoes. This partnership has allowed Team Rubicon to pivot from direct disaster relief to leadership roles in the response.
Like Hurricane Sandy, Team Rubicon volunteers are leading groups of “spontaneous” (non-TR affiliated volunteers) in recovery work. To date, over 1,600 volunteers have assisted in Operation: Midnight Train.