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IAVA and Team Rubicon To Discuss Status of Afghan Allies and Ways to Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 15, 2021
CONTACT: press@iava.org

New York, NY – On Wednesday, November 17, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will partner with Team Rubicon to host a live event and provide an overview of the ongoing evacuation and resettlement efforts for our Afghan allies.

IAVA’s CEO Jeremy Butler and Senior Advisor Matt Zeller will be joined by Art delaCruz, CEO of Team Rubicon to discuss the current situation and offer ways that people can get involved and volunteer to help.

“In our continued commitment to support our Afghan allies, IAVA is proud to team up with Team Rubicon to get important information out to the community about the status of evacuation and resettlement efforts, as well as volunteer opportunities and other ways to help ensure the safety of our Afghan allies,” said IAVA CEO, Jeremy Butler

“Veterans play an essential role in helping our Afghan wartime allies resettle in their new American home. IAVA is honored to assist in this vital mission,” said IAVA Senior Advisor, Matt Zeller

“As veterans, it is our responsibility to help Afghan allies and families as they resettle. The sacrifices of these men and women cannot be forgotten and we are proud to welcome them into communities across the country. Team Rubicon and our Greyshirts are excited to partner with IAVA to share how we can work together to make a difference for these families,” said Team Rubicon CEO, Art delaCruz.

WHO: Jeremy Butler, CEO, IAVA
Matt Zeller, Senior Advisor
IAVA Art delaCruz, CEO, Team Rubicon
   
WHAT: Facebook Live: “Afghan Allies: Evacuation and Resettlement Efforts”
   
WHEN:  Wednesday, November 17 at 12pm ET
   
WHERE:  Join the Facebook Live event here. The event is open to the press.

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at quickreactionforce.org or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at iava.org/membership.

Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service by leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. Founded following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the organization has grown to over 140,000 volunteers across the United States and has launched over 800 operations both domestically and internationally. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Team Rubicon has not only pivoted to be able to continue to deliver disaster response and rebuild services in core mission areas but has also expanded their scope of missions to meet community needs brought about by COVID. To learn more, visit https://teamrubiconusa.org/ or follow us on Twitter at @TeamRubicon

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