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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11A tary cash winner l Several of the volunteers break from demolishing Miriam S. Cody deployed with Team Rubicon for "Operation Pineapple Express" take a a Greenville home severely damaged in the Feb. 6 storm. Photo by I Miriam S. Cody send thousands of volunteers Staff Writer "Jerry (Sipe) made all over the world, traveling to Haiti, Chile, Burma, this happen for my Pakistan andelsewhereto An uninsured Indian Valley family suffering from porents. Thot's the provide assistance. TR got its name from the the harsh effects of the Feb. 6 im ortont rn!'L:n river in northeastern Italy. windstorm got a big helping P g "When Julius Caesar crossed hand beginning Friday, Feb. o,ere,it the Rubicon at the head of his 20 Volunteers from Region 9 , legions and marched on of the aid organization Team Bill Gibson Jr. Rome, it marked a point of no Rubicon arrived at Valivu Son of residents whose home was return. The phrase 'crossing trailer park on North Valley the Rubicon' has since Road in Greenville to destroyed survived in reference to any demolish the Gibsons' former group committing itself to a home in what the relief team but Indian Valley is where risky course of action," reads called "Operation Pineapple they live and where they plan the website. Express." to stay. Friends have created With the help of Plumas a Go Fund Me site for the Bridging the gap County Director of Gibsons, where people can Team Rubicon's primary Emergency Services Jerry donate to help them buy a mission is to provide relief Sipe, many suffering new home. Go to between the moment a community members were to help disaster happens and the quickly attended to in the out. point at which conventional storm's aftermath, aid organizations respond. There wasn't much left to More about Team RubiconOnce that gap closes, TR be done to pull down the According to the website "moves on." Gibson house -- the family, Team Another way TR "bridges home of 40 years was already Rubicon is an organization of the gap" is by providing thoroughly destroyed. The volunteers based in E1 veterans with three things storm pulled the fireplace Segundo. TR "unites the .... they lose after leaving the into the yard and tore the skills and experiences of military. It gives tlSem a roof off, then most of the military veterans with first purpose, a sense of walls, responders to rapidly community, and a feeling of Bill Gibson, who owns the deploy emergency response self-worth. home, was inside at the time teams." Bill Gibson Jr. said he but was unharmed. TR's vision is to reachwanted to accentuate the fact "This is 40 years of my "victims on the fringe," those that Team Rubicon and Jerry parents' life," said Bill who are outside the scope of Sipe had stepped in as heroes Gibson Jr., gesturing at the traditional emergency for his family. skeleton of his childhood attention, but who clearly "Jerry made this happen home next to a pile of rubble, need help. for my parents. That's the The Gibsons said they had The team started with aimportant thing here," he no current plans to rebuild, handful of people and grew to said. Quincy Rotary president Andy Ryback congratulates Feather River College sophomore and baseball player Toby Woods for winning $2,500, the top prize in the Quincy club's annual 50/50 cash giveaway. The ticket was given to Woods as a 21st birthday present. The other winner~ were Dr. Ross Morgan, $1,500; Jim Boland, $750; George ScheUchenzuber III, with two tickets drawn totaling $750; Fuel Star 76, $250; and Joe Edwards, $250. Proceeds from the fundraiser support most of Quincy Rotary's youth programs. This includes giving dictionaries tO third-graders, sending eighth- and 11th-grade students to leadership camps and funding multiple scholarships to graduating seniors, including a special two-year scholarship for a student planning to attend FRC. Photo submitted Member Advantage Program, $400 VALUE (purchase before March 31) Refer a new member and receive $100 OFF Buyers Club Card, 20% OFF all merchandise purchases Men's and Ladies' Club Days, 20% OFF at Longboards Bar & Grill Ranked 5th in the nation, for fn'endliest courses to . LL GOLF RESORT 402 Poplar Valley Road Graeagle, Ca l in Graeagle, behind the park March 21st 3:00 pm -6:00 pm Enjoy delicious food and wine! . Win great raffle prizes! Dinner Tickets: $15 each or S25 for two (wine tasting separate) Raffle Tickets: $1 apiece or $20 for 25 WWW.EPHC.ORG