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Tucson Veteran head to areas hit by natural disasters

Posted at 9:40 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 01:09:22-04

Hurricane Maria comes in the heels of Hurricane Irma and Harvey.

Many of the devastated areas still need help and volunteers. 

Team Rubicon, a nationally based disaster response team is sending veterans to help those affected by the natural disasters in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.

For the second time, Sam Brokenshire, a Veteran with the Marine Corps is heading back to the Lone Star state of Texas. 

He's one of the hundreds of Veterans with Team Rubicon heading to the devastated area where Hurricane Harvey showed his power nearly a month ago. 

"We have a bond that allows us to respond rapidly and deploy into areas that really need us," says Brokenshire. 

He says, Veterans do well with chaos. 

First responders and civilians are also among the people volunteering for Team Rubicon, as well. "we respond rapidly to international and domestic disasters," says Brokenshire. 

Right now, there are eight divisions in Houston and four in Florida. 

In Arizona alone, there are fifty six people who are volunteering. 

Sam is planning to head back to Texas on Sunday and will be there for two weeks. 

Team Rubicon is sending volunteers to Puerto Rico and Mexico to help with the recent earthquake and hurricane. 

If you would like to donate or volunteer with Team Rubicon, click here.