Team Rubicon Assistance Available for Pateros, Neighboring Communities

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PATEROS, Wash., August 2, 2014 – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief group, has been continuing its mission to manage wildfire relief efforts in the city of Pateros; and debris removal in neighboring communities like Twisp, Brewster, and Methow.

In an effort to better inform residents, a website has been created that lists resources, services available, and opportunities to volunteer or donate. It was set up by Team Rubicon partners Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) and

An information line has also been created to request assistance for debris removal: (509) 416-6280. Debris removal is offered at no cost.

Volunteers will sift through debris to recover personal items and valuables. If homeowners cannot be present during this work, found items will be safely secured for return. Debris will then be sorted and pushed to the curb.

Beginning Monday, residents can visit the old Neff Orchard warehouse at 321 Highway 153, to volunteer their time or to receive relief items, like clothing, diapers, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies. The site will be open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plans are being finalized to convert a former grocery store, at 146 Pateros Mall, into a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) that will serve as a “one-stop shop” where those affected can meet with representatives from government and nonprofit agencies for assistance.

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to perform these vital 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 16,000 members with more than 65 operations under its belt, including Haiti, Superstorm Sandy, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

It’s been a busy year for Team Rubicon, with responses to tornadoes, floods and damaging storms across the country. To learn more about Team Rubicon’s mission visit

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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