BENEFITING: TEAM RUBICON
EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2015
HOURS PLEDGED: 100
Team Orange is a group of runners and friends of runners, who realized that we could put our able bodies to good use by volunteering our time to aid Hurricane Sandy victims in the rescue clean up efforts in The Rockaways and Staten Island in New York City.
Not all of us are runners, but we have decided to wear the color orange to signify that even though the 2012 New York City Marathon (orange is the signature color for the race) was cancelled, the spirit of the dedication, comraderie, and hard work from training for a race can live on through volunteerism and assisting those who are in dire need of picking up and carrying on with their lives. We aim to contribute physical labor in clearing out debris.
Our volunteering efforts spanned 3 weeks in November 2012, as we worked on debris cleanup, demolition work, and mold removal in The Rockaways and Staten Island.
Team Orange Day 3 (Sun 11/18) Pics in Staten Island to follow.
If you were unable to donate your time to join us with the cleanup efforts, but would like to contribute, it would be greatly appreciated if you could donate to Team Rubicon through this fundraiser site. Team Rubicon is a superb relief organization that we teamed up with for our Rockaways cleanup efforts.
Since 2012, Kino has continued to run for Team Rubicon as a member of Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) in the following races, to raise money for this fundraiser:
1) 2012 Route 66 Marathon, 3:58:34
2) 2012 California International Marathon, 3:53:31
3) 2013 Philadelphia Marathon, 3:34:48
4) 2014 Bandera 100K, 13:20:01
5) 2014 Rocky Raccoon 100, 23:27:28 PR
6) 2014 Caumsett 50K, 4:14:46 PR
7) 2014 Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon, 3:27:32
"Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to deploy vanguard teams that bridge the gap in disaster response. Since its creation in January 2010, TR has saved and helped thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home. TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe.
Team Rubicon Engages Veterans. Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR."
100% of donations go to the team in the field to aid and assist Hurricane Sandy victims and other disaster relief zones around the world.