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Responding in Texas, Mississippi, and Missouri

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 just before Christmas Day, Team Rubicon members have been planning, strategizing, and mobilizing volunteers in communities across the country devastated by disasters. Today, we’re sweating through our grey shirts with boots on the ground in Texas, Mississippi, and Missouri. You can support the volunteers in the field by making a donation or sharing our efforts online.

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Operation: Bankhead Blitz

Glenn Heights, Texas

After multiple tornadoes struck the Greater Dallas Area on Dec. 26, a state of emergency was declared, and Region VI immediately began to spin up a response to serve affected homeowners. As a member of the Texas state Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), local TR leaders continue to work alongside emergency management agencies, and those in the field will assist with damage assessments, debris removal, and spontaneous volunteer coordination in the community of Glenn Heights.

Operation: Skipping Christmas

Tippah County, Mississippi

On Christmas Day, Region IV deployed a team to Tippah County, Mississippi to assist homeowners affected by over 20 tornadoes that touched down across the region. Currently, 31 members have deployed on Operation: Skipping Christmas conducting damage assessments, debris removal, and expedient home repairs. 

Volunteers are supporting residents in Mississippi since Christmas.
Volunteers are supporting residents in Mississippi since Christmas.

Operation: Face-Off

Fenton, Missouri 

Heavy rains refuse to slow in the St. Louis area, and the region is experiencing severe flooding. Region VII is currently assisting the United Way of Greater St. Louis with sand-bagging and ongoing flood relief efforts while looking to expand the scope of work after flood waters recede.


Looking to join the team? Head to teamrubiconusa.org/volunteer 

 

  • Franny

    I grew up next door to Fenton & seeing the pictures is breaking my heart. Thank so much for being there!