TR reports from Ercis, Turkey; joins search and rescue efforts

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 reached the city of Ercis yesterday afternoon. Pararescueman Josh Webster, reporting from satellite phone, spoke of major earthquake damage in the city and shortages of food and shelter. The team is spending the evening in a car and will move out at first light with a Japanese Search and Rescue team. More information will be posted shortly when the team has time to make a full report.