A group known as Team Rubicon started as an idea by two former Marines who wanted to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti in January 2010.
Hundreds in Los Angeles pounded the pavement on Sunday during a 5K walk to raise funds for the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
A relief group based in Inglewood is already on the ground in New York and New Jersey helping out the residents affected by Superstorm Sandy. Team Rubicon is a group of young veterans who help those in need when natural disasters strike.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.