DALLAS (Oct. 25, 2018) – Team Rubicon USA, a veteran-led global disaster response organization, is sending a reconnaissance team to Guam to meet with local officials, identify unmet needs across the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) – including in Saipan and Tinian – and determine how the organization could plug-in to help impacted communities stabilize and recover in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu.
“Super Typhoon Yutu was one of the strongest storms to hit the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands in decades,” said Zach Brooks-Miller, Director of Field Operations at Team Rubicon. “Our organization is built around a bias for action. As we have started seeing and hearing reports of damage across the islands, we’ve decided to send a recon team to meet with local officials, conduct damage assessments, and determine how Team Rubicon could step-in to assist residents impacted by this storm.”
Team Rubicon boasts a 91,000-strong, highly skilled volunteer force that helps communities stabilize and recover after a devastating natural disaster. Since its inception following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has responded to 310 disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Through a strong communications infrastructure supported by our cutting-edge technological solutions, Team Rubicon volunteers efficiently and effectively respond to natural disasters and help families return to their homes as soon as possible. By giving military veteran volunteers the opportunity to continue their service through disaster response, Team Rubicon provides them an avenue to gain a renewed sense of purpose, community, and identity.