Sunday, November 11, 2012

Once a soldier, always a soldier

From the Daily News:

A group of heroic ex-soldiers will celebrate Veteran’s Day Sunday by continuing to serve their country — only this time they’re working in the storm-ravaged Rockaways.

More than 120 U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan plan to lead volunteers on missions of mercy to clean up damaged homes in one of the city’s hardest hit areas.

The former fighters are members of a national nonprofit called Team Rubicon, and they’ve set up a base in a parking lot at Beach 123rd St. and Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Rockaway Park.

So far, they’ve cleared out about 120 homes lashed by Sandy. They have nearly 600 storm-wrecked buildings left on their to-do list.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

God bless America's heros. Let's not abandon them either...

Charles Gallo said...

Ive been a follower, and a donor to Team Rubicon since they first formed up, to go help out after the Haiti Earthquake. Good guys, NOT afraid to go where some of the other teams are (Part of the makeup of TR for Haiti was basically thy pulled their own security...)

Anonymous said...

A true blue American!

Anonymous said...

to get donor info :TEAM RUBICON.com

proud American said...

Good for you Team R !!!

Too bad that our lazy sloths at Queens borough hall didn't follow your fine example from the get-go.

Bravo !!!

Anonymous said...

We could use such a team to clean out Queens' corrupt sludge that we call its government!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thank you!

Anonymous said...

And it's true! They helped my buddy in Belle Harbor!