Update from Columbia

Bobbi Snethen

Bobbi hails from Madison, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied journalism and strategic communication. Following a stint as a freelance reporter, she served as a public relations professional in the nonprofit sector working to enhance community service through storytelling and online engagement.

Since Team Rubicon’s recon element arrived in Columbia, SC on Oct. 8 as flooding overwhelmed the region, more than 70 members have deployed on Operation: Palmetto Punch with dozens more en route, courtesy of Southwest Air.


These workhorses have dropped 3,500 man hours in the field, which included an overnight trek to Charleston to assist a Wounded Warrior Project alumnus whose home was damaged by the heavy rains. We’re also graced with the presence of two Team Rubicon UK members as well as a growing team from IsraAID.


While the command staff keeps busy at the FOB located at the Home Depot parking lot in the massive Mobile Command Center donated by Tyson Foods, strike teams are conducting damage assessments, debris removal, muck outs, and expedient home repair in Richland, Lexington, Sumter, and Calhoun Counties.


Those who can support the efforts on the ground can make a donation or help us spread the word about the free services we’re providing in South Carolina.


  • Mason

    I go to the University of South Carolina and myself along with about 20 more guys would like to volunteer alongside Team Rubicon next week. What is the best way to coordinate with you guys?

    • What’s up Mason! Thanks for offering to lend some muscle. Why don’t you give us a call at 413.353.4732.