Was honored to help volunteer at the TR National Fundraiser. We setup in the Federal Armory downtown NYC and staged a Command Center within so attendees could get a sense of what’s involved when deploying to a disaster. It was run by Headquarters staff supplemented with leaders and volunteers from Region II.
All the pictures were taken by TR staff/leadership and are not my own and can be viewed in this Facebook album:
The day’s preparation began early in the morning. The first thing the teams did was raise the flag.
I arrived in the afternoon and help with general set-up, than manned the station to create Team Rubicon ID cards for donors.
Guests arrived around 7pm. One of the honorees, General Stanley A. McChrystal, USA (Ret) is pictured below with the two founders of Team Rubicon.
At one point, Jake asked all the volunteers to join him on the stage and spoke about the team to the donors.
After a successful night, Jake caps the night with big thank-you’s to all the organizers and volunteers.
A lot of cleanup proceeded, but everyone pitched in whole-heartedly. A long day for everyone, but well worth the effort.