Team Rubicon Wraps Up Damage Assessment In McKenzie County, ND
April 17, 2019 | View PDF
McKenzie County, ND – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, is wrapping up damage assessment in McKenzie County, ND. The two-day operation started April 12 and Team Rubicon had four volunteers who came from South Dakota and North Dakota to assist the residents of the community affected due to the recent flooding.
The volunteers logged 50 hours accessing 29 homes. The efforts of Team Rubicon's volunteers resulted in a volunteer labor impact and community cost savings of approximately $1,500.
"Team Rubicon was honored and happy to come and serve the McKenzie and Richland County residents that were impacted from the flood waters. We were beyond grateful from the hospitality we received from the communities, homeowners, Emergency Managers, and other local organizations while on scene. Team Rubicon hopes our work will allow those residents impacted from the flood to begin and continue their recovery process," said Korey Schroeder, Operation Incident Commander.
Team Rubicon boasts a 90,000-strong, highly skilled volunteer force that helps communities stabilize and recover after a devastating natural disaster. Since its inception following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has responded to 325 disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence and Michael.
Through a strong communications infrastructure supported by our cutting-edge technological solutions, Team Rubicon volunteers efficiently and effectively respond to natural disasters and help families return to their homes as soon as possible. By giving military veteran volunteers the opportunity to continue their service through disaster response, Team Rubicon provides them an avenue to gain a renewed sense of purpose, community, and identity.