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Team Rubicon helping McKenzie Bridge recover after winter storm

McKenzie Bridge was one of the places hit hard by last week's winter storm.

Posted: Mar 4, 2019 5:37 PM

McKENZIE BRIDGE, Ore. -- All of Lane County was hit by last week's historic winter storm, but some places were left undeniably damaged. In the wake of the disaster, a group of veterans showed up and stepped up.

Team Rubicon is a volunteer group of veterans and first responders who go wherever they're needed to aid communities that need their help. But for those who volunteer, it is so much more than just disaster relief. 

“People know that when Team Rubicon shows up, stuff is going to get done, things are going to get taken care of and people will get looked after,” volunteer Matthew Courtney said. 

Incident Command Mentor Aaron Marshall said it gives volunteers a sense of purpose.

“When they take off one uniform and put on a gray T-shirt, it means a lot to them that they get to serve again to these communities that matter so much to us,” Marshall said.

The team arrived to McKenzie Bridge on Saturday and said they will stay as long as necessary to finish the job.

To help volunteer with Team Rubicon or donate, click here.

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