Living through Hurricane Maria

| Posted By: Lizzy Stileman
Living through Hurricane Maria

Support our emergency hurricane relief appeal with a donation now Arriving in the British Virgin Islands to help with the relief effort following Hurricane Irma, the last thought that crossed my mind was that I would be facing a Category 5 storm less than two weeks later; this time Hurricane Maria. Initially, we were told that Maria could be a Tropical Storm, but the category... Read More »

Team Rubicon sending skilled volunteers to Dominica to assist with recovery efforts

As Hurricane Maria continues its destructive path through the Caribbean, Team Rubicon volunteers currently deployed to the region are preparing to set off for the island of Dominica. Team Rubicon UK currently have volunteers in the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados, where 38 additional volunteers arrived on 20 September. Team Rubicon has concentrated attention on some of the areas... Read More »

Team Rubicon UK and Serve On work with Rotary to distribute aid in the British Virgin Islands

Over the past week, Team Rubicon UK and Serve On volunteers based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI) have been working closely with the Rotary Family of BVI to assist with the arrival, coordination, delivery and distribution of aid to affected communities. This aid has come from a variety of sources, from other Rotary Clubs around the globe to private groups such as the Puerto... Read More »

Team Rubicon at work in the Caribbean

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Team Rubicon at work in the Caribbean

Team Rubicon volunteers are on the ground in the Turks and Caicos, The British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbados.  Now that our teams have completed much of the essential assessment work they can start identifying the vital tasks needed to help the islands devastated by Irma get back on their feet. On Tuesday, we will send 40 additional volunteers to the Caribbean to support this... Read More »

Our volunteers get to grips with “unrelenting” devastation after Irma

It’s been non-stop for the team since they arrived in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They’ve been clearing roads, shifting downed electricity poles, assessing community centres and listening carefully to residents who are desperate for help and information in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Here’s what ex fire and rescue officer and Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager Dan Cooke had to say about conditions... Read More »

Team gets straight to work after touching down in British Virgin Islands

We need your help! Please support of ongoing work in the Caribbean  – donate to our fundraising appeal Twisted steel hangars, mangled light aircraft, a destroyed helicopter hanging in bare trees, battered boats cast like toys on white sand beaches: these were the scenes that greeted Team Rubicon UK and Serve On volunteers as they touched down in Terrance B Lettsome airport in Beef Island... Read More »

SITREP – Hurricane Irma

| Posted By: Chris Lyon
SITREP – Hurricane Irma

UPDATE 9th September 2017 TEAM RUBICON SPEEDS TO CARIBBEAN AS HURRICANE IRMA WREAKS HAVOC Hurricane Irma has ripped through the Caribbean, destroying homes and livelihoods, flattening hospitals and laying waste to roads, communications, water and electricity supplies. Team Rubicon UK’s skilled volunteers are already in the region, assessing the damage and preparing to move into devastated communities to deliver vital help to those who have... Read More »

Sitrep 01/09/2017 – flooding in the US and Asia, work in the Philippines

The Operation Katimbang project team is now en route home from the Philippines after a very successful two weeks in Mandaue City. We’ll follow up with more updates on the project soon. Team Rubicon UK Operations is currently monitoring the flooding that is affecting residents in Texas. Team Rubicon UK stands ready to assist our colleagues Team Rubicon USA who are already assisting residents of Houston in... Read More »

Team Rubicon USA on the ground in Houston

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Team Rubicon USA on the ground in Houston

Our partner charity in the USA is providing assistance to Houston residents affected by tropical storm Harvey. Three Team Rubicon water rescue teams are currently on the ground in Houston. Volunteers had rescued at least 35 residents as of noon CT yesterday, 29 August. Three additional boat teams will be joining the search and rescue effort today, as TRUSA anticipates rescue operations to continue for the next three to... Read More »

Operation Katimbang field report

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Operation Katimbang field report

One week in to Operation Katimbang, and volunteers from Team Rubicon UK, Serve On and Dentaid have made great progress in Mandaue City, Cebu. Find out more about the background to this project. With five main areas of work and all three charities closely involved in various ways, the team has been kept busy. Thanks to Gordy Wills and Maddie Weir for the updates below.... Read More »