Update on Op: Rising Eagle

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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.

On Monday, Region 6 launched Operation: Rising Eagle to assist the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia, AR with volunteer management and damage assessments before deploying strike teams to run chainsaw operations and debris removal.

The team on the ground expects an influx of spontaneous volunteers from the area, and members in the region are encouraged to visit OrgAction to register availability and learn what type of support is needed. Our team is planning to be on the ground for several weeks, while assessments and further coordination with other agencies is still underway. The FOB is located at the Home Depot in the city of Conway, AR.