Veteran-led organization deploys to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

Team Rubicon conducting Operation Loggerhead in Flagler County

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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - A veteran-led global disaster response organization called Team Rubicon has launched Operation Loggerhead in Flagler County to assist in response and recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew.

Team Rubicon is assisting by providing chain saw operations, debris removal and muck out operations.

Though Hurricane Matthew came and went, the impact from the storm continues to affect several coastal states from Jacksonville, Florida all the way to Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Team Rubicon currently has 14 volunteers deployed to Operation Loggerhead providing hurricane relief.

“The Florida community may experience hurricane destruction frequently and all of us at Team Rubicon are here to lend a hand where we can.” said Christopher Scroggins, Operation Loggerhead Incident commander. "Our volunteers are ready to mobilize at any moment to help out our communities.”

Team Rubicon boasts a 40,000-strong, highly skilled veteran volunteer force that helps communities stabilize and recover after devastating natural disasters.

The team of veterans started the nonprofit organization following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Team Rubicon has responded to over 150 disasters, and currently to the wildfires in the western U.S., and the other states suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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

By giving military veteran volunteers the opportunity to continue their service through disaster response, Team Rubicon helps give them a renewed sense of purpose, community, and identity.

More information about Team Rubicon and their mission is on their website.


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