Veterans Help with Fire Recovery in Lincoln County
Team Rubicon, a veteran-led global disaster response organization, has returned to Otis, Oregon to help the community recover from the Echo Mountain wildfire of September 2020. Even though it’s been two and a half years, there are still trees blocking access to properties, and at risk of falling over on homes or even people.
Father and Son Chris and Kayden Flick signed up as volunteers on behalf of Chris’s brother Ed, who’s a veteran. They are this week’s KXL EVERYDAY HEROES.
Team Rubicon’s assistance was first requested by the Lincoln County Long-Term Recovery Group a non-profit collective of community-based and faith organizations devoted to recovering from disaster and building community resilience in Lincoln County.
“Team Rubicon’s first visit to Lincoln County generated awareness and an additional 30 requests for assistance,” says LTRG Executive Director Allyson West. “The success of TR’s first operation also sparked interest from additional partner organizations like Oregon Housing and Community Services and Catholic Charities of Oregon. We’re proud to connect these great organizations with our community members.”
To support Team Rubicon by donating or volunteering, visit teamrubiconusa.org.