Disaster Recovery

Serving Over The Holidays

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:14
On Veteran’s Day Weekend, Team Rubicon honored five Puerto Rican veterans by repairing their homes that were damaged by Hurricane Maria last year.

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Team Rubicon Saved His Life

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:34
“I can’t get enough of Team Rubicon,” he said. “The continuing of service is the best part about it.”

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Helping Those Who Help Us

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:18
"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

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Transitioning from Response to Recovery After Hurricane Michael in Panama City

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:37
Panama City, FL – Since Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Gulf coast on October 10, Salvation Army disaster teams have been mobilized, providing emergency relief to disaster survivors and rescue workers.  As the holiday season nears, The Salvation Army in Panama City is transitioning from response operations and beginning recovery programs. “There is still plenty of work to be done,” [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Aids Students in Panama City After Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 16:46
Panama City, FL – Yesterday, a trio of Salvation Army disaster vehicles delivered food boxes, hygiene kits and prepackaged meals to A. Crawford Mosley High School in Panama City, FL for distribution to students impacted by Hurricane Michael.  As recovery from the October hurricane continues, The Salvation Army has been operating distribution sites across the Gulf coast region to distribute emergency supplies ranging from food and water to cleaning [READ MORE]

Damage Assessments Are Important… Really

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:39
Learn the importance and value of good damage assessments in the disaster relief space.

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Salvation Army Service Update for the Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:20
Tallahassee, FL (November 16, 2018) –The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle almost five weeks following Hurricane Michael. Today 22 mobile feeding units with crews of food service workers and emotional and spiritual care specialists are working to feed, hydrate, and give hope to people impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Salvation Army continues to partner with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief [READ MORE]

Getting Ahead of the Wildfires

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:08
During the last weekend in September, while dozens of Team Rubicon volunteers were on the ground in North Carolina providing relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Greyshirts were also active in Alaska conducting critical wildfire mitigation work. Team Rubicon partnered with the Anchorage Fire Department and Wildland Fire Mitigation Specialist John See to clear a dense area of black spruce trees and undergrowth that posed a high fire risk to homes in … Read More

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Anthony Bieggar’s Personal Disaster Paved His Path to Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:18
Team Rubicon enables me to empathize with people who have been through disasters so that they don’t have to feel alone.

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SoCal Fire Evacuation Centers Consolidate, Salvation Army Continues Assistance

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:40
Los Angeles – November 14, 2018. The Woolsey Fire continues to burn at only 47% containment, having claimed more than 97,000 acres since Thursday. Several evacuated communities have been allowed to return, and as a result, five Ventura County evacuation shelters have consolidated into one at California Lutheran University (60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360). The Salvation Army has continued their food service at the [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Service Update for the Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:13
Tampa, FL (November 13, 2018) - Four weeks after Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, The Salvation Army continues its service to communities impacted by the storm. There is a new normal in many communities. Families are coming home to places they can no longer live. The pre-existing financial struggles of households are compounded by the hurricane. The need for safe, sanitary, affordable housing is greater than ever as many families lost their [READ MORE]

Midnight Plane to Georgia

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:34
Here are some fun facts, we’ve completed 1.59k trainings in the state of Georgia. Georgia also has a population of about 3.7 million, had an estimated GDP of $15.23 billion in 2017, and was unified and established in 1008 AD in the Caucasus of Eurasia. Oh sorry, you thought I meant Georgia State? Yeah, me … Read More

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Salvation Army continues to assist Butte County evacuees

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:00
Chico, CA—The Salvation Army continues to support the Butte County area with food assistance and emotional and spiritual care for individuals affected by the Camp Fire.  Here is a list of sites where Salvation Army teams are currently assisting: Chico Neighborhood Church--2801 Notre Dame Blvd. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church-- 13539 Garner Ln, Chico, [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Serving SoCal Wildfire Evacuation Shelters; Fires Claim Camp

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 18:40
Los Angeles – November 11, 2018.  As the sun came up this morning Marty Brown, the Executive Director of Camp Lawrence Daley at Mt. Crags, Camp Gilmore and Camp Wilderness, surveyed the fire damage. Camp Wilderness, a section of the campgrounds reserved for programs with underprivileged teens, was a complete loss. Other structures at the camp were also completely destroyed. With the fire situation facing [READ MORE]

Highlighting Veterans in Our Ranks

Team Rubicon USA - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:56
In recognition of Veterans Day, join us in looking back at a few stand-out reflections written by and about a few of our veteran volunteers. After serving in the military and hanging up their uniforms, they decided to don our grey shirts to serve those impacted by disaster. They felt the need to share their … Read More

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Salvation Army Distributes Backpacks to Students Affected by Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:09
Panama City, FL (November 10, 2018)--Monday, November 5, was the first day of school - again - for many in Panama City, Fla., after Hurricane Michael forced students out for close to a month. But the classroom looks different. “Some children are living in shelters. Some have moved away. Some are sleeping on couches with friends. Others have lost entire homes,” says Kevin McCoy, a pre-kindergarten teacher. For [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Helps a Seaside Community Wiped Out by Hurricane Michael

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:17
Mexico Beach, FL (November 9, 2018)--In the seaside community of Mexico Beach, Florida, the scenes of devastation are almost unreal. One month after hurricane Michael demolished most of the town, Salvation Army disaster workers continue to help survivors who are still digging out. “It was horrifying to watch the ocean come down the driveway of our mobile home park,” says owner, Christine Brinkmeier. “I [READ MORE]

Continuing to Serve Residents in Tinian and Saipan

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:23
Three days ago, on Monday, November 5, one element of our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) traveled from Tinian to Saipan on three, very small six-person planes that were fit for an Indiana Jones movie. Once in Saipan, we quickly got our Forward Operating Base (FOB) established in an abandoned building and then spent the evening … Read More

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Salvation Army Hurricane Michael Service Update for Florida Panhandle

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:52
Tallahassee, FL (November 7, 2018) –The Salvation Army continues its efforts to meet the needs of the Florida Panhandle almost four weeks following Hurricane Michael. Today 43 mobile feeding units with crews of food service workers and emotional and spiritual care specialists are working to feed, hydrate, and give hope to people impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Salvation Army is also distributing hygiene kits, MRE’s (meals ready-to-eat), [READ MORE]

Toolbank Partnership for Good

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:04
Team Rubicon’s response to Hurricane Michael, would not be as effective if it weren’t for our partnerships, such as the one with ToolBank Disaster Services. Julia Grabowski, manager of ToolBank Disaster Services, and Meredith Fletcher, Golden Triangle disaster coordinator, explained how the partnership with Team Rubicon started many years ago and why ToolBank is frequently … Read More

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