GOOD NEWS Military Vets Volunteer to Rebuild Homes Destroyed by Hurricane Harvey
A disaster relief volunteer group that recruits veterans has been rebuilding Texas after Hurricane Harvey demolished home after home.
The veterans of Team Rubicon realized they could use the skills they learned in the military to get the job done in disaster areas that need rebuilding.
"There's nothing more American than getting out and helping your fellow neighbor so let's get out there and do it," said Marine veteran Jake Wood, CEO of the organization.
"When you have a servant heart, that means everything," said Charlotte Dorsey, a Rubicon community leader for Wharton, southwest of Houston, which was hit hard by Harvey.
One vet told the story of a lady who asked with trepidation how much Team Rubicon's work rebuilding her home would cost, and when they told her it was free she broke down and thanked them.
Team Rubicon was founded after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which devastated the country and killed over 220000. The original team of eight vets who traveled to Haiti has grown to teams all over the U.S. and the world, including danger zones in the Middle East.