- Posted February 17, 2014 by
Team Rubicon Continues Storm Cleanup in Georgia
Team Rubicon expanded its reach throughout Richmond County today to help residents recover from Winter Storm Pax. The non-proﬁt organization is assisting with the clearing of downed trees and debris free of cost to residents.
Team Rubicon has deployed over 25 volunteers, from six states at the request of local emergency management authorities. The team is continuing to initiate damage assessments and clean-up assistance throughout the Augusta area. Operations today focused in the Oakridge neighborhood and they will continue to respond to requests for assistance throughout the following days.
Strike teams equipped with chainsaws and determination have assisted many homeowners in neighborhoods in Augusta, with over 180 new requests for services today.
“The demand for Team Rubicon crews is expanding to areas in and around Augusta. We stand ready to answer the call,” said Bob Obernier, Incident Commander, Operation: Frozen Oak.
Residents who need assistance can call Team Rubicon at (762) 233-0008 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Team Rubicon unites the skills of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Beyond disaster relief, Team Rubicon helps veterans ﬁnd a renewed sense of purpose, which is vital as many return to civilian life after more than a decade of war.
Since its founding in 2010, the organization has grown to 14,000 members and has conducted 53 operations including the earthquake in Haiti, Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma Tornadoes, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
To learn more about Team Rubicon, their mission, and how you can help, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.
About Team Rubicon Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans and ﬁrst responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those affected by disasters, and also themselves. For more about Team Rubicon, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.