Military Veterans helping with disaster cleanup

Posted at 2:38 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 18:09:34-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Team Rubicon volunteers have made their way to Virginia Beach.

The group that consists of military veterans and first responders that came from Northern Virginia, Maryland, etc. to help families impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

“I do it on a regular basis," volunteer Jim Leckinger said. "The camaraderie is fantastic, it’s motivating. It’s therapeutic. I could keep on going and I recommend it for any veterans.”

With their hardhats and work gloves in place, they ripped down walls and bagged clothes that were damaged in the flooding.

On Thursday, they worked on two homes but have plenty more to go.

Homeowners say the volunteers are helping to keep them above ground.

“We don’t have the means," Louri Falconer said. "My nephew and my son can actually do their full time job instead of trying to worrying about trying to get their grandmother back home.”

With their help, Falconer expects she can move back into her home in four months.

The group will be in Virginia Beach until next Thursday.