Operation Bridgegap: Reflections from Ronin Jong

| Posted By: Helen Lialias
Operation Bridgegap: Reflections from Ronin Jong

After hearing about the organization during my previous service with another NGO, I joined Team Rubicon Canada (TRC) last year ready to tackle earthquakes, floods, muckouts, tornadoes, and other ‘big’ incidents as I had been doing elsewhere for almost a decade, but with the added TRC ‘secret sauce’. Who better to take on a disaster than military veterans, first responders, and kickass civilians? However, the... Read More »

Canadian Volunteers Deliver Southern Comfort

| Posted By: Helen Lialias
Canadian Volunteers Deliver Southern Comfort

Disaster relief volunteers deploy to the American Southeast to help serve survivors of historic hurricane season. Before responding to Hurricane Sally with Team Rubicon, Canadian lawyer Amilah Abd-Al-Rashid had never held a chainsaw. After, she held her Chainsaw 1 qualification, and the knowledge she’d played a part in helping 584 survivors in Florida and Alabama get back into their homes.  Abd-Al-Rashid is one of the... Read More »