Volunteers from Team Rubicon came from all over the country to spend their Memorial Day weekend helping residents of Moore, Okla., put their lives back together. Armed with chain saws, power tools, wheelbarrows, tarps and wood donated by Home Depot, this small army went to work repairing homes and buildings damaged by the tornado of May 20.
Team Rubicon unites veterans with first responders from the emergency services to lend a helping hand in times of crisis. Men and women sawed trees, secured broken windows with boards and covering shattered rooftops. Many former military personnel find being involved in such humanitarian projects uplifting. The Moore tornado claimed 24 lives and destroyed hundreds of homes as it tore through central Oklahoma. Read Joe Klein’s column on Memorial Day weekend in Oklahoma.