Tornado Relief Operations Continue

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.

For the last couple weeks, our teams have stayed busy providing tornado relief in hard-hit communities of Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi. Operation: Black Dog in Baxter Springs, KS wrapped up on Monday while Operation: Red Hills in Louisville, MS demobilizes today. Dozens of TR members logged damage assessments, swung a sledge, operated some heavy equipment, and led the efforts of local volunteers with the same urge to serve.

While some operations cool down, others may be spinning up as reconnaissance teams survey damage in tornado-swept towns of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. More to learn, but volunteers are encouraged to remain on standby and check OrgAction for more details.

Meanwhile, Operation: Rising Eagle carries on in Faulkner County, AR with ongoing demolition, debris removal, and volunteer management as local residents and organizations continue to pour in to assist with the relief effort. Our team remains in Arkansas through the end of the month.