Team Rubicon Launches Operation: Tough Town in Response to Tornadoes

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Vet-led disaster group to help residents of Nebraska.

Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, has launched Operation: Tough Town to support residents of Nebraska following deadly tornadoes.

A reconnaissance team has deployed to gather more information, mobilize resources, and connect with local emergency management agencies.

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to perform a variety of services, which can include debris removal, volunteer management, damage assessment and expedient home repair.

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 16,000 members with 60 operations under its belt, including Haiti, Superstorm Sandy, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and tornadoes this spring in Nebraska, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Team Rubicon is accepting financial contributions for its storm response. To learn more about Team Rubicon’s mission, or to become a supporter, visit

Team Rubicon can also accept bitcoin donations at

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. For more about Team Rubicon, visit

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