TR Wraps Up Operation: Cajun Clean Up; Celebrates NOLA Style!

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 Region VI DFO Shane ValVerde, Team Leader for Operation: Cajun Clean Up has called off operations in Plaquemines Parish. The team, deployed from Region X courtesy of JetBlue, worked for well over a week on the ground, conducting essential tasks such as debris management, casket recovery operations, and volunteer census.

At the end of a long, hard week of work, it was time for the team to decompress, New Orleans style! Ben Butler and Joe Callahan, long time Team Rubicon supporters from Public Properties, LLC, coordinated efforts with Jordan Monsour of Butler-Snow and The Saint Hotel to get the team showered, fed and lodged for the evening. No pictures exist of what happened on Bourbon Street.

Thank you to all who helped!