Team Rubicon helps with hurricane relief in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Many people have come down to help with the clean up in the cape fear after Hurricane Florence. Team Rubicon is one of those groups doing what it can for the area.

It’s a veteran led disaster response organization. More than 850 volunteers are in North Carolina helping with things like damage assessments, mucking and gutting, chainsaw operations and home repair. So far, more than 200 damage assessments have been done and they have provided direct support to more than 50 homes.

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“In the natural disaster, I have skills that can be put to use and I understand a chain of command and I understand the structure and how to respond and put those skills to use to help my fellow man,” Team Rubicon Regional Chainsaw Instructor Thomas Ryan Barkman said.

Team Rubicon operations are also active in New Bern, Jacksonville, Lumberton and Rose Hill. Anyone still affected by the hurricane can still request assistance by calling 800-451-1954.