Veteran-led Team Rubicon Assists with Louisiana Tornado Recovery

Feb. 15, 2017 – Volunteers from the veteran-led, global disaster response organization Team Rubicondeployed to New Orleans, Feb. 10 and will continue to serve residents affected by tornadoes until Friday, March, 3.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2016, Team Rubicon deployed a reconnaissance team of veterans and first responders to conduct damage assessments and prepare for the arrival of additional volunteer members to the disaster zone. Team Rubicon is currently conducting chainsaw and muck out operations, debris removal services, and volunteer management, prioritizing the needs of affected homeowners based on level of assessed damage and proximity to the team’s geographic location.

Residents wishing to request free assistance from Team Rubicon can call (504) 434-2789.

“We’re honored to help the residents of this resilient Louisiana community once again,” said Jerritt Gideon, Team Rubicon’s Incident Commander. “Our volunteers are here to serve and to help New Orleans recover over the next several weeks, just like we did in Baton Rouge a few months ago.”

Team Rubicon is a 42,000-person strong, highly skilled, nonprofit volunteer workforce that helps communities stabilize and recover after natural disasters. Since its inception following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has responded to over 165 disasters. Over 70% of Team Rubicon volunteers are military veterans.

Through a strong communications infrastructure, supported by generous donors and cutting-edge technology solutions, Team Rubicon volunteers efficiently and effectively respond to natural disasters and help get stricken families back into their homes as soon as possible.

About Team Rubicon
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

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Published Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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