CNN (April 16, 2020) — The coronavirus is posing a serious new threat to the United States — and former service members are, once again, answering the call to protect their fellow Americans. Many are taking action with Team Rubicon, a non-profit that has helped veterans respond to more than 500 humanitarian disasters during the past decade. The group was co-founded by Jake Wood, a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He had led dozens of veterans on a mission to Haiti after the massive 2010 earthquake and realized that former service members could be a valuable resource in times of crisis. “These are men and women who have volunteered to serve in harm’s way before,” said Wood, a 2012 CNN Hero. “They’ve been deployed in some of the most austere and trying circumstances on the planet.” Check out Kathleen Toner’s story.
Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans to serve their neighbors during Covid-19 pandemic
April 16, 2020 by Eric Woolson 1029