HISTORY(R) JOINS FORCES WITH TEAM RUBICON TO HELP FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS IN TEXAS WITH "OPERATION DOUBLE TROUBLE"
New York, NY - June 05, 2015 - HISTORY(R) has teamed up with the nonprofit organization Team Rubicon to help flood relief efforts in Texas with "Operation Double Trouble", which has deployed over 100 team members to Texas and plans to deploy 100 more. As part of the efforts, History will make a cash donation in support of "Operation Double Trouble" and has created a public service announcement to encourage others to contribute to help those affected by the storms. Donations can be made at www.history.com/texasrelief.
"After spending the last two years working on TEXAS RISING, which details the rise of Texas and the legendary Texas Rangers, we at HISTORY feel a special affinity to the state of Texas," said Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and GM HISTORY. "Through our partnership with Team Rubicon we want to lend a helping hand to rebuild the communities affected by this devastation."
"There is a lot of work to do to help those affected by the floods in Texas, but we are spurred on by the outpouring of support and generosity of these communities and our outstanding partners like the History," said Jake Wood, CEO and Cofounder of Team Rubicon. "With History's support, we'll be able to deploy more of our veterans and first responder members to help Texans recover from these floods."
Team Rubicon's efforts in Texas include volunteer management, sawyer (chainsaw) operations, muck outs, damage assessment and debris management, in coordination with state and local authorities. History supports Team Rubicon as part of the Mission to Honor campaign to highlight the many ways veterans served in uniform and then continue to serve through important civic efforts including disaster relief and community outreach.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R) and Swamp People(R) as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.
About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Through continued service, Team Rubicon helps returning veterans find a sense of purpose, community and self-identity, which is often lost when returning from service.