Team Rubicon helps storm victims in Coos and Carroll Counties

Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has launched Operation River Driver to support residents of North Carroll and Southern Coos Counties following the recent severe weather.

Team Rubicon will conduct damage assessments, muck outs and debris removal to assist residents affected by the recent storm.

“Our volunteers will be spending their Veterans Day weekend assisting families in Berlin and Bartlett in their recovery. The recent severe weather caused flooding and wind damage in both of these exceptionally hard hit communities,” Rick Treiss, Army veteran and incident commander said last week.

Through a strong communications infrastructure supported by cutting-edge technological solutions, Team Rubicon volunteers efficiently and effectively respond to natural disasters and help get stricken families back into their homes as soon as possible. Beyond disaster relief, Team Rubicon helps veterans find a renewed sense of purpose, which is vital as many veterans return to civilian life after their time in the military.

U.S. Marine Corps veterans Jake Wood and William McNulty founded the nonprofit in 2010 following the massive Haiti earthquake. It has grown from eight to over 65,000 volunteers with over 225 operations under its belt.

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit www.TeamRubiconUSA.org.