Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, has launched Operation Bad Ax to support residents of Viroqua following a recent storm.
Team Rubicon will conduct damage assessments, provide muck-out operations, and assist the city with debris management.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to perform these services. Beyond disaster relief, Team Rubicon helps veterans find a renewed sense of purpose — vital as many return to civilian life after more than a decade of war.
The nonprofit was founded in the wake of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake by Jake Wood and William McNulty, both Marine veterans. It has grown from eight to 40,000 members with more than 120 operations under its belt, including Haiti, Superstorm Sandy, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Beyond Operation Bad Ax, Team Rubicon is currently providing medical aid in Greece in response to the Syrian refugee crisis and has recently wrapped up operations in Baton Rouge, LA following the historic flooding in that area.
Team Rubicon performs its services at no cost to those affected, thanks to the generosity of its donors. About Team Rubicon Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves.