Military veterans that are part of Team Rubicon, which helped relief efforts during Sandy, were on the ground in the Philippines shortly after Typhoon Haiyan struck.
"The great thing about Team Rubicon is that since we're so nimble and agile, we move faster than large organizations. So that's why we were on the ground before Sandy started. We were already at OEM the day before,” said Martin Avilez, a Team Rubicon volunteer.
“You know, in this particular case, the state department recognized our ability to move quickly and they opened up doors for us to be on the ground in the Philippines in a matter of days after the event took place,” he added.
Team Rubicon was on the ground assisting with relief and rebuilding efforts after the city was hit by Hurricane Sandy.
HELPING THE TYPHOON RELIEF EFFORT
The Red Cross has set up a call center for worried Filipino New Yorkers who are desperate for any news about missing family members. To find out more, call 1-877-RedCross.
For more information on how to help, go to redcross.org or nyc.gov/fund.
Time Warner Cable customers who have Home Phone or Business services and wish to call a landline or mobile number in the Philippines will be able to do so for free through November 30, and anyone charged on or after November 8 will get a credit. No changes to your account need to be made to receive this service.
Time Warner Cable has also made The Filipino Channel (Channel 539) available at no additional cost to digital TV subscribers through November 15.