On Monday, two members of Operation: Seabird’s alpha team returned from the Philippines to Los Angeles before catching departing flights home. Tuesday evening, nine more followed. All were welcomed by volunteers and staff who helped support their efforts from afar. One member of the original team that deployed on Nov. 10 is set to return this Friday.
Operation: Seabird is TR’s largest international mission to-date. Currently, 65 TR volunteers – 59 from the States, five from Norway, and one from the United Kingdom – remain in the cities of Carigara, Tacloban, and Manila conducting assessments, providing medical assistance, and supporting relief distribution operations.