OSD Fayetteville Leads American Legion Demo Day in Continuing Effort to Rebuild Facilities in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew
Back in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina with torrential rain. The month prior to the hurricane coming, North Carolina had already had record setting amounts of rain with incessant storms rolling through the same areas. Once Hurricane Matthew hit, that record was simply crushed and North Carolina saw the worst flooding it had seen in decades. The American Legion Post 230 in Spring Lake, NC was one of the unlucky locations in North Carolina to see this flooding. Part was mother nature and the other part was dams being unable to properly work.
Post 230 had about 4′ of water inside of the building before it was all said and done. In total, the post was estimated at having close to $200,000 worth of damage. OSD Team Fayetteville wanted to do what we could to help the post. We reached out to Team Rubicon (experts at disaster relief services) and the following weekend we came together to support the American Legion by removing wood sub-flooring that was ruined from the flood.
OSD, American Legion Post 230, Team Rubicon, Team Red White and Blue as well as VFW members were able to get the floor removed after working from sun up to nearly sun down. There was comedy, inter-service jokes and just hard work. This work was important to everyone involved as the American Legion has done a lot for military Veterans as the oldest Veteran Support Organization.
Post 230 is situated about one mile outside of Pope Army Airfield and services both Ft. Bragg and Pope with Veteran Support. We suspect that there will be many more relationships being fostered across the country between OSD teams, American Legion posts and Team Rubicon this year. We can’t thank Team Rubicon enough for stepping up to help!
There is still plenty of work to be done at American Legion Post 230. They are still needing community support to get a new floor put in as well as raising money to get the post back to a usable state. If you are interested in helping them, please visit American Legion Post 230 website to learn more.