Rebecca Zimmerman wrote -Sandy did her worst to thrash the East coast, leaving in her wake the worst of calamities: from devastating floods, to thrashing winds, driving rain and snow, widespread power outages, she even left some homes to be consumed by resulting fires. Eleven teams are activated; with over 100 veterans in the field, this TR’s largest response to date. Here’s what’s gone down in the past 24 hours.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. Team Rubicon is a new paradigm in disaster response that recognizes and harnesses the skills of military veterans; offering them a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves.