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Responding to Winter Storm Ulmer & in Mozambique

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:05
The National Weather Service called the flooding by last week’s Winter Storm Ulmer, a bomb cyclone, “historic” and they and the United States Geological Services provided a map of the almost two dozen states—from coast to coast—affected by the severe pressure drop that caused increased winds, severe blizzards, and record rains that clashed with ice … Read More

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Operation Snowkidding

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:19
Team Rubicon volunteers provided disaster relief to the community of King County, WA.

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Operation Sweet Home

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:47
Team Rubicon volunteers provided disaster relief to Lee County in Alabama following Tornadoes in early March of 2019.

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A Disaster That Literally Hits Home

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:23
"For many reasons, there are operations that really hit home more than others, but the one thing no one ever wants to experience, is a disaster that literally hits home. Panama City is my hometown."

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No Glass Ceiling in Team Rubicon

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 15:32
My hands were damp and clammy inside their heavy orange work gloves and a sheen of sweat soaked my grey shirt. The cloud of sweet-smelling sawdust we’d kicked up stuck to my arms, my neck, my face. It wormed its way into every crease and crevasse of my clothing until I resembled a pine scented sugar cookie. In Team Rubicon, we call this dust “tree glitter.” It sticks to everything and … Read More

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TR’s Puerto Rico Rebuild Project Manager Reflects on the Past Year

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:12
As TR’s rebuild in Puerto Rico draws to a close, meet the Project Manager that helped us serve so many.

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These are Background Basics of Volunteering with Team Rubicon

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 13:25
When will I know I am deploying? Well, it depends on the operation. If you don’t sign up for an operation, then for sure, you aren’t deploying. After signing up, you’ll know you are deploying when you receive dispatch instructions in your email, but the timing for when you receive these instructions varies. Each operation … Read More

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How International Humanitarian Law Guides Us

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:11
I recently had the opportunity to represent Team Rubicon along with a few colleagues at the UN’s Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland. This is an annual event where humanitarian partners connect to work on pressing issues in the humanitarian space.  Amongst a variety of conversations aimed at improving humanitarian action, a discussion on … Read More

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The Roofs Under Their Feet

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 15:16
Under the bright Florida sun, a handful of former service members and their grey-shirted volunteer crew is hammering roofs on homes. Nails plunge into new wood and the song of hammers rings loud.   All may seem cheery now, but when Hurricane Irma came tearing ashore here in 2017, she took roofs across Collier County with her. At least 65 homes—including 44 mobile homes—were destroyed, … Read More

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